Leland Yee, arguably California’s biggest die-hard proponent of control and best friend forever of the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg, now faces additional criminal charges relating to his corruption as a California state senator.
Yee was busted this spring trying to sell guns to islamist rebels.
Yeah, a big advocate of gun control for the little peons of California was busily trying to sell machine guns to certifiable bad guys to impose tyranny on innocent people.
What a nice guy, right?
If federal prosecutors have their way, he won’t be doing that for the rest of his pathetic existence on this earth.
It’ll be nice to send this scumbag a post card at Christmastime to let him know how nice it is on the outside.
(LA Times) – A federal indictment released Friday expanded criminal charges against state Sen. Leland Yee to include racketeering, alleging Yee attempted to extort campaign contributions from an NFL team owner and supporters of mixed martial arts.
Yee, a San Francisco lawmaker, was arrested in March and charged with accepting $62,000 in campaign contributions in return for favors, and offering to arrange the sale of machine guns and shoulder-fired missiles to an undercover FBI agent posing as a mob figure.
From a public relations point of view, being charged with ‘racketeering’ certainly sounds worse and connotes the activities of organized crime. – Laurie Levenson, professor at Loyola Law School and former federal prosecutor
On Friday, a superseding grand jury indictment was issued, adding a violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, Act, which allows enhanced criminal penalties and civil action when crimes are performed as part of a criminal organization.
In the new indictment, Yee faces three additional charges: one count of “conspiracy to conduct the affairs of an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity,” and two counts of conspiracy “to obtain property under the color of official right.”