Leland Yee

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ex-State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty To Racketeering

An 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.

07/01/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Plea Deal Appears To Be In Works For Ex-California Senator Leland Yee

A 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.

07/01/2015

Calderon

California State Senators’ Calendars Show Meetings With Undercover FBI Agents

The California Senate released the calendars of former Democratic Sens. Ron Calderon and Leland Yee on Tuesday, providing a rare glimpse at politicians’ lives.

06/23/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former California State Sen. Pleads Not Guilty To New Money Laundering Charges

The 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.

02/05/2015

scandal riddled session

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.

09/01/2014

State Capitol

Political Ethics Bills To End Legislative Session

The legislative session is expected to end shortly after midnight with votes on a pair of ethics bills that would update campaign-finance rules.

08/29/2014

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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.

08/22/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering, Bribery Charges

The revised indictment unsealed last week also alleges that state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, sought money in exchange for helping pass legislation making it harder for professional football players to obtain workers compensation in California.

07/31/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Leland Yee Facing Added Racketeering Charge

A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown now also faces a racketeering charge.

07/25/2014

senators in trouble

Constitutional Amendment To Strip Suspended Lawmakers’ Pay Advances In Assembly

SCA17 was crafted in response to the recent legal troubles of three California state senators, and the inability of the state legislature to suspend their salaries. The three suspended senators have cast a pall on the crumbling Democratic supermajority in the state Senate.

06/30/2014

senators in trouble

CBS13 Web Exclusive: Why Did Three Suspended California Senators Get A Pay Raise?

The California Citizens Compensation Commission met on Friday and approved a 2 percent raise for California lawmakers and state officials, including embattled state Sens. Ron Calderon, Leland Yee and Roderick Wright.

06/20/2014

candiidates

With Yee’s Arrest, California Secretary Of State Field A Race Of Unknowns Trying To Make Name

Disgraced State Sen. Leland Yee’s name is still on the ballot in the race for Secretary of State, even after his arrest and indictment.

06/02/2014

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