Posted 9 months ago on April 4, 2014, 4:29 p.m. EST by Flavia
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A federal grand jury has indicted state Sen. Leland Yee and 28 other defendants on charges of political corruption and arranging illicit transactions with undercover agents, adding an eighth felony count against Yee - conspiracy to defraud the public by accepting bribes.
The indictment, made public Friday, also adds three defendants to the 26 who were charged by federal prosecutors last week. According to an FBI affidavit, the charges stems from a five-year investigation that initially targeted Chinatown gang leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and spread to his associates, including Keith Jackson, a former San Francisco school board president who worked as a consultant to Yee.