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State Sen. Leland Yee Charged in Alleged Firearm Trafficking, Wire Fraud Scheme

State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was charged Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms, part of a sweeping public corruption case outlined by federal prosecutors.

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California State Sen. Leland Yee is shown in San Francisco on March 26, 2014, when he was taken into federal custody. (Credit: KTVU via CNN)

The charges sent shock waves through the San Francisco and Sacramento political establishments, as FBI agents searched Yee’s Capitol office. Last year the FBI raided the offices of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), who was targeted in a bribery sting.

In all, 26 people, including former school board president Keith Jackson, were indicted on charges related to an extensive crime ring headed by well-known Chinatown figure Raymond Chow, who was also arrested and charged Wednesday.

The indictment alleges Yee and Jackson defrauded “citizens of honest services” and were involved in a scheme to traffic firearms in exchange for thousands in campaign donations to the senator.

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An officer stands outside the office of state Sen. Leland Yee in Sacramento on March 26, 2014. (Credit: KTXL)