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FBI Targets, Raids Democrats Across Country
« on: March 26, 2014, 06:47:06 PM »
BY:  Washington Free Beacon Staff
March 26, 2014 3:53 pm

Democrats in California, New York, and North Carolina were targeted by the FBI on Wednesday. All are targets of unrelated federal investigations.

Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco was taken in by federal authorities on public corruption charges after a series of FBI raids Wednesday morning. Also arrested as part of the investigation was “infamous Chinatown gangster Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow,” according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Yee was a candidate for California Secretary of State.

New York Assemblyman William Scarborough (D., Queens) had both his Queens and Albany offices raided by FBI agents on Wednesday and was met by agents at his hotel room.

The FBI is investigating per diem payments that reimburse legislators for days spent in the Capitol.

Scarborough told reporters that the FBI raid is the result of a “tabloid hit job.”

Charlotte, N.C., Democratic Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested on public corruption charges of theft and bribery as a result of a four-year FBI sting operation.

Cannon collected cash bribes and other items of value from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do business in Charlotte, according to U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina Anne Tompkins.

The month of March has been rife with Democrats on the crime blotter.

Rhode Island’s Democratic Speaker of the House Gordon Fox had both his home and office raided by the FBI last week. Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham, also a Democrat, had his home and office raided as the FBI searched for documents “pertaining to the possession, receipt or distribution of child pornography.”

http://freebeacon.com/politics/fbi-targets-raids-democrats-across-country/

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Re: FBI Targets, Raids Democrats Across Country
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 06:57:05 PM »
I guess these dems fell out of favor with Holder or pissed him off somehow.


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Re: FBI Targets, Raids Democrats Across Country
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 06:59:28 PM »
I guess these dems fell out of favor with Holder or pissed him off somehow.

No.  Holder is the boss of the FBI, but he does not run the FBI.  Big difference.


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Re: FBI Targets, Raids Democrats Across Country
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 07:05:02 PM »
No.  Holder is the boss of the FBI, but he does not run the FBI.  Big difference.
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Re: FBI Targets, Raids Democrats Across Country
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 07:14:23 PM »
No.  Holder is the boss of the FBI, but he does not run the FBI.  Big difference.

Yeah, maybe, but Holder will still protect any Black person, or any Democrat from prosecution. He has all but directly said so. He is a racist and a partisan much more than he is a law enforcement person.
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Re: FBI Targets, Raids Democrats Across Country
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 07:31:55 PM »

Yeah, maybe, but Holder will still protect any Black person, or any Democrat from prosecution. He has all but directly said so. He is a racist and a partisan much more than he is a law enforcement person.

Exactly.  And the FBI is made up of professional law enforcement officers who are not sworn to any loyalty to an individual AG. 



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Re: FBI Targets, Raids Democrats Across Country
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 08:05:00 AM »
Yes, the story eventually mentions his party affiliation.
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State Sen. Leland Yee Taken Into Custody, Offices Raided By FBI
March 26, 2014 8:55 AM

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – State Senator Leland Yee’s Sacramento office has been blocked off by California Highway Patrol officers as FBI raids hit several locations across the California coast Wednesday morning.

Yee is in custody, according to CBSSF. He was seen arriving at the federal courthouse in San Francisco in handcuffs. According to the FBI indictment released later Wednesday, Yee has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to deal firearms.

Yee was among 26 people indicted by the FBI Wednesday. Among them is the notorious Raymond Chow. Chow, also known as “Shrimp Boy,” was reportedly the head of Ghee Kung Tong, one of several fraternal organizations in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Chow had returned to Chinatown after serving time in prison on gun charges.

According to KCBS, federal investigators have raided both the San Francisco area and Sacramento offices of Yee. Ghee Kung Tong’s offices were among those raided as well.

FBI agents have been searching Yee’s Sacramento office since 7 a.m., the Capitol’s legislative counsel tells CBS13.

“I was surprised to learn of the developments this morning. Like everyone else,  we are waiting for additional information and can’t make further comment,” said Assemblymember Paul Fong (D – San Jose) in a statement.
   
Yee, a Democrat, has represented California’s 8th Senate District – which encompasses parts of San Francisco and most of San Mateo County – since 2006. He is currently a candidate for California’s Secretary of State. The biography on Yee’s website touts his record as a prolific lawmaker. Of the 181 pieces of legislation he’s passed, Yee notes, 138 have been written into law.

“Coming on the heels of the corruption charges of Senator Calderon and the conviction of Senator Wright, today’s actions need to be a wake up call. We are clearly beyond the point of looking at one bad apple and instead looking at a corrupt institution in the California senate.  The constant begging for campaign cash clearly has a corrosive effect on a person’s soul and the only solution is to get big money out of our politics once and for all,” wrote Derek Cressman, one of Yee’s opponents in the Secretary of State race, in a statement.

The lawmaker has seen his share of controversy. Yee, then a member of the California State Assembly, notoriously passed a series of bills in 2005 that banned sales of violent video games to children. The law was challenged and eventually ended up before the Supreme Court, who ruled it unconstitutional.

Back in 2010, the National Rifle Association gave Yee a “D” grade on gun rights, according to Votesmart.org. The Gun Owners of California gave him a 0% rating on gun rights back in 2008.
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Re: FBI Targets, Raids Democrats Across Country
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 09:11:56 AM »
Racist, sexist homophobes!
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Re: FBI Targets, Raids Democrats Across Country
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2014, 09:40:34 AM »
Either nothing will come of this or these are sacrificial lambs.  As I see it, this is nothing but smoke and mirrors to protect the IRS.  Now Obama can say the administration doesn't target only right wing groups.  This has nothing to do with uncovering corruption. :nono:
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