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Calif. state Senator Yee's arrest adds to Democrats' scandals
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Carla Marinucci

Posted on 03/26/2014 4:14:54 PM PDT by mdittmar

The federal corruption and bribery charges leveled against state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco mark the third embarrassing scandal this year for Senate Democrats and their party, which control both houses of the state Legislature and every statewide office in California.

Coming on the heels of recent tangled legal troubles of two other high-profile Los Angeles County Democratic state senators - Ron Calderon of Montebello and Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills - Yee's arrest may now hand the beleaguered state Republican Party an opening in a midterm election year, political observers say.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: baldwinhills; banglist; california; corruption; fastandfurious; guntrafficking; lelandyee; losangeles; montebello; muslims; rodwright; roncalderon; sacramento; sanfrancisco; treason
Whole lot of Democrat corruption goin on on out there.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 4:14:54 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

But Nancy Pelosi said that the Republicans had a culture of corruption, implying that good Democrats were not corrupt...........................


2 posted on 03/26/2014 4:18:46 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: mdittmar

California now has the demographics of a Third World country, and political corruption is SOP in the third world.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: mdittmar

Where is his booking photo or the photo of him being led off in handcuffs!


4 posted on 03/26/2014 4:19:44 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: TMSuchman

I’d sure like to see it.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 4:22:02 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: mdittmar

All of these low level criminals are getting bagged for the same crap the criminals and zero are doing in washington today and the gop sleeps


6 posted on 03/26/2014 4:24:20 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: mdittmar

“Typical” DIMocRAT.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 4:25:02 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: mdittmar

“Yee’s arrest may now hand the beleaguered state Republican Party ...’


There is a Republican Party in California?


8 posted on 03/26/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Bingo.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 4:28:05 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: TMSuchman
Where is his booking photo or the photo of him being led off in handcuffs!

I saw his picture in the SF Chronicle. What surprises me about it, is that so far, I have not seen the race card played yet, but maybe we will later.

10 posted on 03/26/2014 4:31:32 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: mdittmar

Holder and the One need to instill in the FBI the difference between D and R. D good, R bad.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 4:35:03 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Mark17
"I have not seen the race card played yet, but maybe we will later."

You can expect it soon. This is the guy who demanded Rush Limbaugh be censored or taken off the air because he had made remarks as a parody of the Chinese ambassador speaking in Chinese with no interpreter when he came here in 2011. Rush said it was stupid for the media to play his comments when it all sounded like jibberish with no one to explain what he was talking about. Then he (Rush) did about 20 seconds of mimicking Chinese the way anyone who can't speak it might do.

Yee tried to make a big deal by playing the race card to demand Rush be removed from the air. When his ploy backfired on him he held a press conference and said he was getting right wing death threats.

Like most liberals what he was doing was telling his media to "Look over there" while he had his hand elbow deep in the cookie jar and was stuffing his own pockets illegally. A side not is that after scalping the taxpayers as a State Senator he is was now running for Attorney General.

12 posted on 03/26/2014 4:42:04 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: mdittmar

I went looking to see what he did. Corriuption goes without saying but you would think they would give a general outline of the charges. Here is what I found.

“A longtime California politician who was praised for his efforts to make government more transparent and authored gun control legislation was arrested Wednesday, accused of conspiracy to deal firearms and wire fraud.

The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint against him and 25 other people. The affidavit was unsealed on Wednesday, as Yee was scheduled to appear in court.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/26/california-state-senator-arrested-in-fbi-sweep/


13 posted on 03/26/2014 4:42:20 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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ABC news radio did not report party affiliation so I knew it was a democrat.

RNC should highlight these democrat corruption scandals since the DNC would.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 4:44:38 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: mdittmar

I think this was the guy who, shortly after he was elected, suggested that the vehicle registration fees be tripled. That suggestion went no where. Someone must have told him that it contributed to the recall of Davis. But maybe some good can come from this. Maybe Yee can learn how to make license plates.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 4:52:04 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
“A longtime California politician who was praised for his efforts to make government more transparent and authored gun control legislation was arrested Wednesday, accused of conspiracy to deal firearms and wire fraud."

Well knock me over with a feather. A Democrat who says one thing and does the opposite. Will wonders never cease?

16 posted on 03/26/2014 4:54:42 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks mdittmar.
Coming on the heels of recent tangled legal troubles of two other high-profile Los Angeles County Democratic state senators - Ron Calderon of Montebello and Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills - Yee's arrest may now hand the beleaguered state Republican Party an opening in a midterm election year...

17 posted on 03/26/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Enterprise

Yea he was leading the charge on gun control and apparently running guns on the side.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 5:12:06 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: TMSuchman

Where is his booking photo or the photo of him being led off in handcuffs!

**At first glance, thought it was the tiger suit guy! ha


19 posted on 03/26/2014 5:12:56 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Enterprise

More hypocrisy and corruption in California. This guy was #2 in the senate and running for secretary of state.

I would LOL but it’s just not funny.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 5:15:55 PM PDT by Selene
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To: rainee; All

Well, he is not black, so I guess he does not rate the Holder “Get out of jail free” card.

Was the BATFE anywhere involved in this?


21 posted on 03/26/2014 5:32:38 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: TMSuchman; All

“Where is his booking photo or the photo of him being led off in handcuffs!”

I don’t think they do those for Democrats.

Bad for the party.

The only photo I have seen so far was form Fox, and it was not a booking photo or a “perp walk” photo.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 5:45:27 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: mdittmar

Will there be a set up where Yee can vote from the joint?


23 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Enterprise
But maybe some good can come from this. Maybe Yee can learn how to make license plates.

Ah yes, Old Folsom, the license making joint. I don't think they would put him at Old Folsom. It would be too hard on him, and we can't have that now, can we? /s

24 posted on 03/26/2014 6:18:38 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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and the Democrat Mayor of Charlotte, NC was busted for corruption as well. He resigned today.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 6:37:40 PM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Mark17
He should be given the option of making License Plates or being put to death for treason.

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 115 › § 2381 18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason

"Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."

26 posted on 03/26/2014 7:21:12 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
He should be given the option of making License Plates or being put to death for treason.

I could go for that too.

27 posted on 03/26/2014 7:35:34 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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