In a lengthy criminal complaint (pdf), Senator Leland Yee, a high-profile California proponent of gun control, allegedly used campaign money "in exchange for facilitating deal with arms dealer and Chinatown gangsters."
Complaint alleges @LelandYee took campaign $ in exchange for facilitating deal with arms dealer and Chinatown gangsters— mlagos (@mlagos) March 26, 2014
All of this was done with undercover FBI agents offering donations in exchange for favors.
@mlagos All with undercover FBI agents -- offering campaign donations in exchange for official favors.— Robert Gammon (@RobertGammon) March 26, 2014
Meanwhile, at Leland Yee's Sunset District home, FBI seized at least a dozen computers and other evidence.
Early Wednesday, Senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and in San Francisco. Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and former school board president Keith Jackson were also arrested.