Wednesday, August 20, 2014   

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


   
Other World breaking news:
Pregnant woman, three children among six dead in Gaza strike: medics (1 hr 10 mins ago)
Fighting erupts as Gaza truce collapses (1 hr 24 mins ago)
US trying to verify beheading video (1 hr 53 mins ago)
Deadly landslides in Hiroshima (1 hr 59 mins ago)
Iceland evacuates areas close to rumbling volcano (2 hrs 17 mins ago)
Liberian president declares Ebola curfew (2 hrs 19 mins ago)
ISIS claims beheading US journalist (2 hrs 27 mins ago)
Israeli strike kills wife, child of Gaza military chief: Hamas (2 hrs 28 mins ago)
Man shot dead in riot-hit US city (2 hrs 30 mins ago)
Saudi beheaded for murder as Amnesty urges halt to executions (08-19 18:49)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.