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Sen. Leland Yee and the politics of pay to play

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Yee leaving federal court house after being booked CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

California State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested at his San Francisco home by the FBI on March 26, 2014 on seven federal felony charges related to public corruption and gun trafficking charges, specifically with attempting to facilitate the purchase of automatic firearms and shoulder-launched missiles from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to smuggle into the US.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Fil-Am dentist linked to alleged arms trafficking plot

Suspect Wilson Lim

A Filipino American dentist has been linked to an alleged firearms trafficking conspiracy involving high profile Bay Area personalities State Senator Leland Yee and political consultant Keith Jackson.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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‘Asian-American Hustle’? CA State Sen. Yee’s shocking arrest

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The Oscar-nominated film “American Hustle” was based on the ABSCAM scandal of the 1970s, where a fake sheikh lures politicians big and small with loads of cash in exchange for influence.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

State senator popular among Fil-Ams arrested on corruption charges

Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee

Federal officials arrested California State Senator Leland Yee on March 26 on public corruption charges, wire fraud and conspiracy to deal firearms.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Long-wanted US murder suspect nabbed after getting passport in PH

US Embassy in Manila, Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

Twenty years after he allegedly gunned down his wife’s friend in a Philadelphia restaurant, a fugitive “spiritualist” who sold religious artifacts around the world is in custody after visiting the US Embassy in the Philippines.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US prof held for sex with Filipino kids

This 2011 image provided by the FBI shows Walter Lee Williams, 64, one of the U.S. FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives has been arrested in the resort city of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Tuesday June 18, 2013. Prosecutor Gaspar Armando Garcia Torres says Williams is wanted on charges of sexual exploitation of children and traveling abroad for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with children. AP

A former professor of the University of Southern California (USC) accused of sex crimes involving two children in the Philippines has been deported to the United States after a Mexican citizen recognized his picture in a newspaper and informed the US Embassy.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 Filipinos guilty of importing weapons to US

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Three Filipino men were convicted here yesterday (Tuesday in Manila) of illegally importing a grenade launcher, mortar launcher, rocket-propelled grenade and other military-grade weapons to the United States.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

FBI San Francisco honors ‘Sisters of the Holy Family’

Members of the FBI San Francisco Field Office and Sisters of the Holy Family pose for a photo following the award presentation for the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award by Acting Special Agent in Charge Joel Moss. From left to right, top row: Assistant Special Agent in Charge Robert McMenomy, Supervisory Special Agent Michael Frame, Special Agent Diana Cin, Supervisory Special Agent Kevin Sherburne; middle row: Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Gavin, Acting Special Agent in Charge Joel Moss, Community Outreach Specialist Roselie Custodio, Supervisory Special Agent Steven Merrill; front row: Sister Elaine Sanchez, Sister Gladys Guenther, Sister Caritas Foster. EDWARD LEDDA/FBI PHOTO

FBI’s San Francisco Field Office, acting special in charge Joel Moss presented the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award to Sisters of the Holy Family for their work in raising awareness on human trafficking and Internet safety at a ceremony held recently.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Events | Read More »

Santiago: FBI can join probe, but…

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday said the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would have to get permission from the Philippine government before its agents could conduct their own probe into the killing of American George Anikow.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

FBI, PH coordinating on alleged terror plot

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Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippine embassy in Washington on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) said that its officials asked for additional information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding the filing of a criminal complaint in California against a Filipino-American and three others for allegedly planning to mount terrorist attacks.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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