. . .From 2006 onwards, Yee served as a state senator and was plotting a secretary of state campaign when his political visions were curtailed by a federal indictment in March 2014 . . .
It was one thing for the public to learn that Chow, a known convict, may have become embroiled in more objectionable schemes. But it was quite another to hear that Yee, a respected public figure who had supposedly distanced himself from San Francisco’s corrupt past, was being accused through the same undercover FBI investigation.
This Wednesday, Yee received a five-year prison sentence for accepting bribes and trafficking in arms . . .
Breyer was unsympathetic to the calls for leniency. While holding public office, Yee had accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions in exchange for political favors. And on the side, he and two associates had been involved in a weapons trafficking plot. (Read more from “Ex-California State Sen. Leland Yee, Gun Control Champion, Heading to Prison for Weapons Trafficking” HERE)