Monday, March 31, 2014

Yee Corruption Case Goes to Court

State Senator Leland Yee made a brief court appearance at a federal courthouse in San Francisco, where he’s facing charges of fraud and conspiracy to traffic in illegal fire-arms. Yee has dropped out of the race for secretary of state, and Friday the State Senate took the historic move of suspending him from the senate, though it was a suspension with pay, and Yee will continue to draw his 95 thousand dollar a year Senate salary. Yee’s lawyer raised questions about the federal charges after the court hearing. Christopher Martinez reports from San Francisco.