Rabidly anti-gun Democrat state Senator Leland Yee won’t be serving in the California State Senate anytime soon, promoting more gun control.
He’ll probably be begging for some soap on a rope as he heads off to federal prison to serve his sentence for weapons trafficking and other corruption charges.
Ex-California lawmaker Yee sentenced to five years in prison
Feb 24 (Reuters) – Former California Democratic state Senator Leland Yee received a five-year prison sentence on Wednesday for conspiracy in a corruption case that involved bribery, weapons trafficking and money laundering, federal prosecutors said.
Lee, 67, pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge after his arrest in 2014 in a sweep that included suspected leaders of organized crime in San Francisco, the city he represented in the state legislature.
Prosecutors had sought an eight-year sentence for Yee, whose guilty plea in federal court in San Francisco last July marked the end of a long political career that included two terms on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, as well as election to the California Assembly and Senate.
Maybe he’ll run for governor when he gets out.