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California state senator to plead not guilty to corruption, weapons charges

By Paul Elias & Sudhin Thanawala

Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:28 p.m. HST, Mar 26, 2014


SAN FRANCISCO » California state Sen. Leland Yee has been released from custody and his lawyer says the Democrat from San Francisco plans to plead not guilty to corruption and gun charges.

Yee left the federal courthouse in San Francisco shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday after spending most of the day locked up after his early morning arrest. Yee declined to comment.

Yee's lawyer, Paul DeMeester, declined to discuss the charges against the senator in detail, saying the 137-page criminal complaint will take time to read and fully grasp the criminal case. But DeMeester says the senator plan to plead not guilty to six charge of public corruption and one count of conspiring to sell guns without a license.

DeMeester said the day's goal was to get his client freed on bond. Beyond that, he declined further comment.







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false wrote:
Leland Lee is so anti 2nd amendment. He has introduces lots of anti gun legislation… And now he's arrested for illegal gun running. Well, Well, Well…. couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
on March 26,2014 | 05:58PM
DiverDave wrote:
Typical Dem. hypocrite.
on March 26,2014 | 06:56PM
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