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Santa Clara Man Charged With Threat to State Sen. Leland Yee
NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Feb 15, 2013 | Lisa Fernandez

Posted on 02/15/2013 6:15:42 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Santa Clara engineer, who once worked for Apple's co-founder, was charged on Friday with threats connected to State Sen. Leland Yee, who was sent an email a month ago by a man who claimed he was a "trained sniper."

Court documents show that Everett Basham, 45, - a onetime employee of Steve Wozniak a decade ago - faces 12 charges. The charging document for the first time revealed how many and what kind of guns were allegedly found at Basham's home.

The full list of charges include: threats to commit a crime resulting in death or great bodily injury, possessing a destructive device, possessing materials to make a destructive device, forging a drivers license, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle and possessing assault weapons. The types of weapons listed: a Barret .416 rifle, a Franchi SPAS 12, which is an Italian combat shotgun, and a 9 mm SigSauer pistol.

The charging documents do not specify mention that Yee was a victim of the threat.

Basham, who appeared in shackles, was told to return to court on Feb. 21 to enter a plea. He is being held without bail.

Basham was arrested Tuesday night by the California Highway Patrol, who knew of a very detailed threat made against Yee - a Democratic senator from San Francisco about four weeks ago. Explosives were detonated on two separate days this week at Basham's home on Humbolt Avenue. Basham has no other known criminal record in Santa Clara County.

At a news conference Thursday, Yee was very upfront about the threats:

"The author of the email specifically stated that if I did not cease our legislative efforts to stop gun violence that he would assassinate me in or around the Capitol, Yee said. "He stated that he was a trained sniper and his email detailed certain weapons he possessed."

The threat was unlike any Yee had ever received before: "It was not a racist rant on my ethnicity or culture, but instead it was very deliberate and specific. As a psychologist, I was deeply concerned by the calculating nature of this email."

Yee said that he was worried about this particular threat because it was very detailed and laid out an exact plan for harm. He forwarded the email to the CHP and the Senate Sergeant of Arms.

Yee's SB47 would prohibit the use of so-called bullet buttons and other devices that allow for swift reloading of military-style assault weapons.

Yee was threatened in 2011, when he received a fax from an apparent Rush Limbaugh fan. The fax called him a Marxist and made some racist remarks about his Chinese heritage.

Basham's LinkedIn profile shows that he has owned his own company, Labrent, since 1997; and that he had worked as a senior product engineer at Logitech and and engineer/scientist at Hewlett-Packard. NBC Bay Area was not able to confirm those places of employment.

But Basham's employment as vice president of woz.com about ten years ago for five months was confirmed by Wozniak himself.

In an email to NBC Bay Area on Wednesday, Wozniak said he really liked Basham.

"Everett is a brilliant engineer who has contributed insightful and creative ideas to me," Wozniak wrote. "Everett left ... primarily due to his disagreeing with the structure of the company under venture capital. I admire Everett's thinking very highly. I would classify Everett as distrustful of the government, as many of us are. He was a champion for the common person. Everett never spoke as a person who could or would commit a crime. I was honored to be at his wedding."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; california; everettbasham; lelandyee; logitech; santaclara; sb47; stevewozniak

1 posted on 02/15/2013 6:15:46 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

False flag be a wavin’....


2 posted on 02/15/2013 6:21:40 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry, am I missing something about the tie-in to Wozniak a decade ago? That doesn’t appear to have anything at all to do with the threats.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 6:23:50 PM PST by Bob
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To: nickcarraway

He should have taken Tuco’s advice: shoot, don’t talk.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 6:36:01 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: nickcarraway

God bless him!

said CNN as the woman killer shot more cops in Big Bear


5 posted on 02/15/2013 6:36:19 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. Maybe next year after the big BBQ…)
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To: nickcarraway

“Everett is a brilliant engineer who has contributed insightful and creative ideas to me,” Wozniak wrote. “Everett left ... primarily due to his disagreeing with the structure of the company under venture capital. I admire Everett’s thinking very highly. I would classify Everett as distrustful of the government, as many of us are.”

Woz made the statement from his new home and country- Australia.


6 posted on 02/15/2013 6:39:28 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. Maybe next year after the big BBQ…)
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To: nickcarraway; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks nickcarraway. The Christopher Dorner story needed to be buried deep.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 8:06:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: nickcarraway

To quote Tuco “The Rat” Ramirez, “If you’re going to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk”.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 8:13:20 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Marianas Trench deep


9 posted on 02/15/2013 9:11:31 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Bob

Even I don’t remember this dumb FK and I’ve known Woz for more than 20 years.

Must have been a truly vacuous playuh


10 posted on 02/15/2013 9:43:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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11 posted on 02/15/2013 10:26:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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12 posted on 02/15/2013 10:42:02 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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