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FBI Agent Takes Stand in Trial of NY State Senator Accused to Lying to FBI

Defense Lawyers Say Lead FBI agent Lavished Defendants with Tens of Thousands of Dollars

California State Sen. Leland Yee

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A key FBI agent who helped nab a state senator and 19 others lavished his targets with tens of thousands of dollars, lawyers for one of the defendants argued last week.

The Associated Press reports that the agent was removed from the case over financial improprieties.

One of the defendant’s lawyers called the behavior “outrageous.”

The case involves state Sen. Leland Yee, who is accused of organized crime and political corruption in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

According to the defense, the undercover agent was involved in a case “related to the financing and financial record-keeping” by the agent in the Chinatown sting.

Further details weren’t available.

FBI Raids Offices of California State Senator, Latino Caucus in Mysterious Probe

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A California state senator and the Legislature’s Latino caucus appear to be the target of an FBI investigation, the Huffington Post reports.

An FBI spokeswoman confirmed warrants were served Tuesday at 3 p.m. About six agents removed a half-dozen boxes and what appeared to be computer equipment, the Huffington Post wrote.

Ron Calderon, a Democrat from the Los Angeles County city of Montebello, was among the targets.

Calderon’s attorney said the investigation is nonsense.

“I have a sense that they’re on a witch hunt,” Geragos said. “My client refused to read their script and so this is what resulted….My client has done absolutely nothing wrong.”

Details weren’t available Wednesday morning.