CA State Sen. Leland Yee arrested, charged with corruption and illegal trafficking of guns

California State Senator, Leland Yee, was arrested on federal corruption charges this morning in a FBI raid. (Photo credit: CBS)
California State Senator, Leland Yee, was arrested on federal corruption and bribery charges this morning in a FBI raid. (Photo credit: CBS)

State Senator Leland Yee, who recently made news on this blog for his flip-flop-and-then-flip again on SCA5, was reportedly arrested this morning in an FBI raid; the investigation also included other state and federal agencies.

State troopers stand guard in front of Senator Yee's office at the State Capitol. (Photo credit: AP/Rich Pedroncelli)
State troopers stand guard in front of Senator Yee’s office at the State Capitol. (Photo credit: AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

Yee, who represents San Francisco and part of San Mateo County, and who is currently running for California Secretary of State, was arrested along with notorious former San Francico-area gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, after FBI and IRS investigators searched both Yee’s Sacramento-based office, as well as his San Francisco home. Both are scheduled to appear in court this afternoon.

(This post will be continuously updated with details as they are reported. This post was updated to include information about the charges against Senator Yee.)

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