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California tenants are better off without Senator Leland Yee
by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )
Friday Apr 4th, 2014 9:25 PM
Since his March 26 arrest, Senator Leland Yee has been suspended from the California Legislature and has suspended his campaign to run for the high office of Secretary of State, of California, and is presently out of jail on $500,000 bond. However, he has not resigned from his position in the California Legislature as a senator, nor has he made a plea in court.
California tenants are better off without Senator Leland Yee

By Lynda Carson - April 4, 2014

San Francisco - Since the arrest of Senator Leland Yee for seven felony counts on March 26, California tenants have been better off without him because the lawmaker is a shill for the real estate industry, who has voted to protect the interests of thieving landlords that illegally withhold and steal security deposits from tenants.

During 2013, Senator Leland Yee who represents part of San Francisco in the California Legislature, angered tenants when he voted against legislation (AB 1229) that was intended to allow cities and counties to require developers to include a portion of so-called affordable housing units, in their housing development projects.

Tenants were further outraged when Senator Leland Yee, a shill for the real estate industry, voted to protect thieving landlords that illegally steal rental security deposits from tenants when he voted against SB 603. Legislation that would have allowed sanctions against landlords who illegally withhold and steal security deposits from renters.

As recent as March 26, television viewers across the country watched images of Senator Leland Yee being taken to jail in handcuffs, after being arrested for numerous felony charges made by federal investigators.

A 32 page federal indictment was filed on April 3, 2014, against Senator Leland Lee and 28 other defendants for a variety of charges including money laundering, dealing firearms without a license, illegal importation of firearms, felon in possession of firearm, manufacture and possession with intent to distribute narcotics, narcotics conspiracy, possession of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crime, trafficking in contraband cigarettes, murder for hire, conspiracy, honest services conspiracy, honest services fraud, and aiding and abetting.

The April 3, fourty-four count grand jury indictment against Senator Leland Yee and the other 28 defendants has an additional conspiracy charge added to the seven felony counts Senator Leland Yee is currently facing for accepting $62,000 in campaign contributions, and for allegedly promising political favors and gun trafficking to federal agents in exchange for the tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.

Since his March 26 arrest, Senator Leland Yee has been suspended from the California Legislature and has suspended his campaign to run for the high office of Secretary of State, of California, and is presently out of jail on $500,000 bond. However, he has not resigned from his position in the California Legislature as a senator, nor has he made a plea in court.

Others indicted by the federal grand jury for various felony charges in addition to Senator Leland Yee include Kwok Cheung Chow - a/k/a Raymond "Shrimpboy" Chow, George Nieh, Keith Jackson, Kevin Siu, Alan Chiu, Kongphet Chanthavong, Xiao Cheng Mei, Brrandon Jamelle Jackson, Marlon Darrell Sullivan, Rinn Roeun, Andy Li, Leslie Yun, Yat Wa Pau, Jane Miao Xhen Liang, Tina Yao Gui Liang, Bryan Tilton, Huan Ming Ma, Hon Keung So, Norge Mastrangelo, Albert Nhingsavath, Serge Gee, Xiu Ying Ling Liang, Gary Kwong Yiu Chen, Anthony John Lia, Tong Zao Zhang, Zhanghao Wu, Barry Blackwell House, and Wilson Sy Lim.

Senator Leland Yee's next court appearance is scheduled for an April 8 arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Joseph Spero in San Francisco.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com


For more information about Senator Leland Yee, click on links further below...


Click on the link below for the April 3, 2014, 32 page grand jury indictment against Senator Leland Yee and 28 others...

http://tinyurl.com/mr24jlt


Click on the link below for the federal complaint filed against Senator Leland Yee and others...

http://tinyurl.com/m8uezs4


Leland Yee, political campaign contributions, follow the money...

http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4419


More campaign contribution info, click below...

http://tinyurl.com/kokzmnt


Leland Yee - wikipedia info, click below...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Yee


§Correction: Redistricting in 2011
by Lynda Carson Friday Apr 4th, 2014 11:46 PM
Correction: Redistricting in 2011

Senator Leland Yee is the Senator for District 8

According to Wikipedia: "After redistricting in 2011 by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, Senate District 8 included all of Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne counties, 55.9% of Fresno County, 18.9% of Madera County, 3.0% of Sacramento County, 28.2% of Stanislaus County, and 0.9% of Tulare County. Cities in the district include Fresno, Rancho Cordova, and Turlock."

Click below...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Yee