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Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him
Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him

SAN FRANCISCO — For more than two decades, Leland Yee climbed the political ladder in San Francisco. A child psychologist turned politician, Yee straddled opposing camps in the city's bare-knuckled political fights, appealing to both right and left and catering to constituents with a strong, attentive staff. Elegant in appearance and charming in manner, he courted financial contributors and built a reputation as a canny pol with an enviable knack of identifying the high-profile issue of the day and then weighing in before a thicket of cameras. When Yee was arrested last week on suspicion of public corruption and gun trafficking, few could reconcile the man recorded by...

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