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Arrests of Sen. Leland Yee, Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow part of FBI sweep

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A San Francisco police officer stands watch as police and FBI agents search a Chinatown fraternal organization, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in San Francisco. California State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. Eric Risberg/AP

California has had no shortage of political scandals lately. Three Democratic state senators are currently facing criminal charges, including the latest, Leland Yee.

The San Francisco Bay Area lawmaker was arrested yesterday on charges that he conspired to traffic in firearms and traded political favor for bribes. Yee was just one of 26 defendants caught up in a five year-long FBI investigation.

That investigation also led to the arrest of a man named Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a well-known figure in the San Francisco Chinatown scene. For the latest on this we're joined by Henry Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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