The FBI wants to talk to San Francisco leaders about Leland Yee, according to a report from CBS. The FBI wants San Francisco city leaders to talk with the agency on a voluntary basis as part of its ongoing investigation targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate in Chinatown.
A legislative aide to the president of the Board of Supervisors confirmed with the local CBS affiliate that the agency contacted Supervisor David Chiu’s office last week. Aide Judson True told the news station that the FBI also asked 10 other supervisors to set up voluntary, informal meetings with the agency.
Details on what the FBI wants to talk to them about or whether more people might be facing charges related to suspended California State Senator Leland Yee's seven indictments related to corruption and arms trafficking were not revealed as of this writing.
State Sen. Leland Yee and 19 others were arrested on March 26 during coordinated FBI raids throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco Democrat served on the board of supervisors in the late 1990s. FBI spokesman Peter Lee confirmed Monday the agency will be holding multiple interviews at City Hall.
Source: CBS / AP