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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 »

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