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  • State Sen. Rod Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21

    State Sen. Rod Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21
    State Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) has won a delay in his sentencing on voter fraud and perjury convictions. Wright was to have been sentenced on May 16 and face possible expulsion from the Legislature's upper house. His attorney was able to get...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21

    State Sen. Roderick Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright, who represents an Inglewood district, has won a delay in his sentencing on voter fraud and perjury convictions. Wright was to have been sentenced May 16 and would have faced possible expulsion from the Legislature'...
  • $40,000 fines upheld against Sen. Tom Berryhill for laundering money

    SACRAMENTO — State authorities Thursday imposed $40,000 in fines against Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) and two GOP committees after finding that the lawmaker laundered that amount of political money into his brother's 2008 Assembly campaign....
  • Another FBI inquiry hits California's Capitol with probe of Leland Yee

    Another FBI inquiry hits California's Capitol with probe of Leland Yee
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. SACRAMENTO -- For the second time in less than a year, agents are searching a Capitol office as part of a federal investigation. Last year it was Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) who was targeted in...
  • Sen. Leland Yee's arrest shakes up race for secretary of state

    Sen. Leland Yee's arrest shakes up race for secretary of state
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. SACRAMENTO -- The arrest Wednesday of state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has shaken up the ongoing contest for California secretary of state, in which Yee was one of the top-funded candidates. Yee...
  • Yee's arrest another blow against Democrats' hold on Senate

    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a child psychologist and veteran lawmaker, was a visible member of the Capitol's Democratic majority who most recently has done much of his work out of the spotlight. He focused on issues involving mental...
  • Senate leader calls for Sen. Leland Yee's resignation

    Senate leader calls for Sen. Leland Yee's resignation
    SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg called on Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) Wednesday to resign from the Senate or face swift suspension by his colleagues, after the San Francisco senator was indicted on arms trafficking and public...
  • State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting

    State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting
    SAN FRANCISCO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a prominent figure in California's Democratic legislative majority, was arrested in a federal corruption investigation Wednesday along with an ostentatious gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" — who insisted...
  • California lawmakers grim, angry after arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee

    California lawmakers grim, angry after arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee
    SACRAMENTO -- A group of schoolchildren chattered excitedly Thursday during a field trip to the state Capitol as state Sen. Ed Hernandez stood nearby in the rotunda, looking grim and sipping coffee from a paper cup. The Democratic lawmaker from West...
  • A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

    The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama: What is Yee accused of doing? An...
  • State Senate to vote on suspending three lawmakers accused of crimes

    SACRAMENTO --  The state Senate on Friday is expected to consider a vote to suspend Democratic state Sens. Leland Yee, Roderick Wright and Ronald Calderon from office with pay, two days after Yee was charged by federal authorities with conspiracy to...
  • State Senate suspends three lawmakers accused of crimes

    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate voted Friday to suspend three Democratic lawmakers, all accused of criminal wrongdoing, from office with pay. The vote comes two days after Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco was charged by federal authorities with...