Former California state Senator Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering

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Posted: Jul 01, 2015 2:50 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former California state Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of racketeering in a case that ended a storied political career and swept up Yee's political adviser as well as numerous others.

Yee was arrested by the FBI last year and charged in a dramatic indictment that included allegations of bribery and gun-running.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner; Writing by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)