BY Timothy J. Seppala @timseppala
1 day ago
In a turn of events that sound an awful
lot like something out of Grand Theft Auto
, a prominent politician has been arrested on corruption, gun-running and money laundering charges.
The irony here is that it's California Democratic Senator Leland Yee
, who was a vocal supporter of gun regulation
and also authored AB-1179
, the (defeated
) bill that would have outlawed the sale of violent video games to the Golden State's minors.
As the San Francisco Chronicle
reports, the arrest was part of a lengthy sting that brought in some 26 other perps and even involved Yee taking campaign donations from an FBI agent posing as a mafioso.
Yee's out on a $500,000 bond according to SF Weekly
, but he's due back in court next week and is facing 16 years in prison.
4 weeks after Newtown I'm still shocked & prepared to take steps to stop gun violence, close assault weapon loopholes. http://t.co/JdnUSmn3
- Leland Yee (@LelandYee) January 14, 2013