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State Sen. Yee pleads not guilty to racketeering charge
State Sen. Yee pleads not guilty to racketeering charge

Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco pleaded not guilty Thursday to a racketeering charge and two counts of conspiracy "to obtain property under the color of official right." Yee entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco, responding to a new grand jury indictment released Friday that added allegations to the corruption case filed against Yee in March. Meanwhile, Yee filed papers later Thursday indicating that, as of June 30, he has paid $28,400 to the law firm providing his attorney from his campaign account for secretary of state, which is flush with $362,638 after he dropped out of the race following his arrest. Yee’s account was boosted by a...

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