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Democratic Senator Leland Yee is facing a slate of federal charges that fellow lawmakers are calling “surreal.” Yee, a longtime gun control proponent, is being accused of offering to run assault weapons from the Philippines into the U.S. in exchange for campaign contributions.
The lawmaker is just one cog in a sprawling case that involves organized crime, drugs, bribes, and even contract killing attempts.
What’s going on here, and how did Yee get involved? We’ve highlighted the 137-page criminal complaint released today.
Read the full story: “FBI: Yee Offered to Facilitate Arms Trafficking for Campaign Cash”