Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sen. Leland Yee arrested, Capitol office searched by FBI

FBI agents are in the Capitol office of state Sen.Leland Yee this morning, and Bay Area news stations are reporting that the San Francisco Democrat has been arrested on suspicion of corruption.
FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankie would not confirm anything about Yee or others who may be targeted by the agency, but said "the FBI is executing multiple search warrants and conducting arrests in multiple locations today."

"At this time we are not elaborating due to the need for agent safety," Swankie said.
Yee's press secretary Dan Lieberman said he had no information but expected to provide a statement later today. Yee was photographed entering the federal building in San Francisco, apparently to be formally charged.

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