Daly City dentist linked to gun smuggling probe dies
• Was arrested with state Senator Leland Yee in FBI sting
DALY CITY, California — A Filipino dentist accused of plotting with a California state senator to illegally traffic guns from the Philippines to the United States died Monday night, August 25.
Dr. Wilson Sy Lim died of cardiac arrest at Kindred Hospital in San Leandro, California
Lim was among 29 co-defendants in a massive Federal Bureau of Investigation corruption and gun trafficking sting that snared Democratic State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco.
Lim was admitted to the intensive care unit of Seton Medical Center in Daly City on June 18 and was suffering from congestive heart failure, kidney failure and liver failure.
The FBI indictment allege that Yee and Lim tried to convince an undercover agent to illegally buy and smuggle $2 million worth of guns from an arms dealer in Mindanao.
Yee was also accused of accepting a $10,000 bribe from an undercover agent in exchange for placing a call to the California Department of Public Health regarding a contract.
Yee has been suspended from the state legislature. A federal judge in San Francisco is still deciding on a trial date for him.
Lim’s lawyer said the indictment against his client would be dismissed after he obtains and files a death certificate.
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