Thursday, January 29, 2015   

California lawmaker Yee faces 125 years jail if convicted
(03-27 11:58)

California senator Leland Yee, an immigrant from China, wore handcuffs and was shackled at the waist when he appeared in court Wednesday afternoon with 20 other defendants.
His demeanor was downcast, and he looked nervously into the packed gallery of about 100 reporters and other observers.
Yee was charged with six counts of depriving the public of honest services and one count of conspiracy to traffic in guns without a license. He did not enter a plea. He was being held on US$500,000 bail, and his passport has been confiscated.
If convicted on all the counts against him, Yee faces up to 125 years in prison.--AP


   
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