California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and Bribery Charges

March 26, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Leland Yee (D- San Francisco) was arrested this morning on bribery and corruption charges and his office is currently being raided by the FBI. According to a report on KRCA, the FBI is apparently taking computers and documents from the State Senator's office and it is being guarded by the California Highway Patrol and the Senate's Sergeant at Arms.

The FBI also confirmed with the news station that it has raided homes and businesses in the Bay Area and Sacramento this morning and made several arrests in connection with Yee's arrest.

Yee, a Democrat who represents District 8 in San Francisco was a candidate for Secretary of State, according to his website.

Yee is best known as the author of the 2005 anti-video game law that banned the sale of Mature-rated games to minors and attached a fine to retailers who made such sales. The law was put on hold by California courts shortly after it was signed into law by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). The battle over the law eventually made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, where it was struck down as being unconstitutional (Brown v. EMA) by the court.

Source: KRCA


Comments

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

I love that a party involved goes by the name Shrimp Boy.

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

Am I misreading the news reports or did the Feds also nail him for "Arms Dealing"!?! Apparently video games DO lead to violence and criminality... like dealing arms to gangbangers and terrorists!  "hey kids playing GTA4 is bad for you! Don't do that! Do it for realz instead!"

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

Won't somebody please think of his children?

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

I'm so happy i could cry. The two-faced hypocrite dipshit is finally getting what he deserves. I knew there was something up with him. Love it when these things happen to our so called moral crusaders and "please think of the children" morons. Shows then for the two-faced hypocrites that they are.

"No law means no law" - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on the First Amendment

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

Apparently some of the charges involved local gangs!  Considering that the GTA series was one of the games Yee often cited, the irony here couldn't be more delicious!

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

http://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/complaint_affidavit_14-70421-nc.pdf

I wouldn't be surprised if more charges were filed against Yee after they sort through whatever evidence they found at his house and offices.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

Haha, best news I've seen and heard.  Never thought this senator would be arrested.  Score 1 for gamers!!!

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

How surprising- a politician being fingered for corruption and bribery.

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

sucka.  Maybe he can be pen pals with Jack Thompson

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

ah this is music to the ears, now excuse me ladies and fellas while I go back to my violent videos games and being terrible human being. /sarcasm

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

The industry should conduct a study into corruption and the "anti-video game" mentality and see if there is actually a statistical correlation between the two.

- Left4Dead Why are zombies always eating brains? I want to see zombies that eat toes for a living. Undead-related pun intended.

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

Man, these anti-games types keep getting into trouble like this.  Who would have thought that Yee, who spewed all kinds of lies and made up shit, was corrupt?

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

Hmmm.....how is it that almost every critic of fake "violent" video games seems to run into trouble with authority figures?

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

Seems that the moral crusaders have less morals than the things they crusade against, much like how heavy metal musicians seem to be much nicer and more likeable than the chuckle heads trying to shut them down.

Re: California Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Corruption and ...

Oh the sweet irony....

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