FBI says: Senator Leland Yee tells undercover agents they can trade weapons, make money

State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on corruption and firearms trafficking charges yesterday, as part of an extensive FBI operation that netted 26 people across the Bay Area.

Yee, a prominent Asian American political leader in California, was arraigned on seven charges. An indictment unsealed by prosecutors yesterday accused Yee of accepting campaign donations from an undercover FBI agent in exchange for political favors. He is also accused to trying to help an undercover agent get weapons.

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