June's Prop. 50 Was Inspired In Part By Former State Sen. Leland Yee's ArrestOn June 7, Proposition 50 will have California voters decide whether suspended members of the state's legislature can be suspended without pay. Currently, that power is in a legal gray area.
Ex-State Senator Leland Yee Sentenced To 5 Years In PrisonEx-California state senator Leland Yee sentenced to 5 years in prison in racketeering case.
Ex-State Senator Leland Yee Asks For Lighter Sentence Because Of Wife's IllnessLassart also said Yee's wife is suffering from a life-threatening illness and requires his help with daily tasks, and that federal authorities manipulated one of Yee's co-defendants, who made statements that implicated Yee.
Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow Convicted Of Racketeering, MurderA jury convicted a key defendant Friday of racketeering, murder and other counts after a years-long federal undercover investigation centered in the Chinatown district of San Francisco.
Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow Charged With Murder In SF Chinatown ProbeA key defendant in a racketeering investigation centered on San Francisco's Chinatown that also ensnared a state senator now faces murder charges.
Ex-State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty To RacketeeringAn ex-California state senator has pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Plea Deal Appears To Be In Works For Ex-California Senator Leland YeeA former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
California State Senators' Calendars Show Meetings With Undercover FBI AgentsThe California Senate released the calendars of former Democratic Sens. Ron Calderon and Leland Yee on Tuesday, providing a rare glimpse at politicians' lives.
Former California State Sen. Pleads Not Guilty To New Money Laundering ChargesThe latest federal grand jury indictment, issued Jan. 29, added allegations that Yee and Jackson had tried to conceal the source of bribes Yee allegedly received for arranging a meeting between a donor and another lawmaker and for smuggling guns from the Philippines.
California Legislative Session Remembered For Senate Scandals, Shortcomings Lawmakers had their chance to at least attempt to change that perception, including getting a ballot initiative in front of voters that would suspend the pay and benefits for any legislator that gets in trouble with the law and is suspended.
Political Ethics Bills To End Legislative SessionThe legislative session is expected to end shortly after midnight with votes on a pair of ethics bills that would update campaign-finance rules.
DUI Arrest Is California Democrats' Latest Blow Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday for investigation of drunken driving after being stopped for going the wrong way on a one-way street, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber.