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Old 03-26-2014, 04:17 PM
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:34 AM
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FBI sting reveals Chinatown’s underworld
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MAR 29, 2014


SAN FRANCISCO – Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation’s oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI criminal complaint that has stunned even those familiar with the neighborhood’s history of gambling houses, opium dens and gangland-style murders.

The federal charges, which allege a California lawmaker accepted money and campaign donations in exchange for providing official favors and helping broker an arms deal, cast harsh light on Chinatown’s tight-knit network of fraternal organizations and one of its most shadowy characters, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.

Investigators say Chow is the leader — the “dragonhead” — of one of the most powerful Asian gangs in North America. Chow’s gang is said to have lured state Sen. Leland Yee into its clutches through money and campaign contributions in exchange for legislative help, as Yee sought to build his campaign coffers to run for California secretary of state.


Born in Hong Kong in 1960, Chow came to the United States at 16 and was reportedly nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” by his grandmother, in part due to his small stature.

After dropping out of high school, Chow rose within the ranks of the local Hop Sing Tong gang after he and his crew survived a 1977 shooting at a Chinatown restaurant that left five dead.

Chow then spent a few years inside San Quentin Prison for a robbery conviction, and after his release started working with the Hong Kong-based Wo Hop To triad, one of numerous Chinese underground societies linked to organized crime. Chow has admitted that as a gang leader, he ran prostitution rings, smuggled drugs and extorted thousands of dollars from business owners in the 1980s. “He was given like an unofficial position of being a leader, but to say he was sophisticated, no. He was more like a forceful brute,” said Ignatius Chinn, a former California Department of Justice agent who spent years investigating Chow in the early 1990s. “If he didn’t get his way, he would just beat the door down and that was how we put cases on him.”

Although he ultimately was convicted of gun charges and sentenced to 25 years to life in the 1990s, Chow cut a deal to win release and returned to Chinatown several years ago, pledging to stay straight. His work with at-risk youth soon won accolades from prominent politicians. But the complaint alleges that Chow used his position as the dragonhead of the Ghee Kung Tong to launder money, receive and transport stolen property and traffic in contraband cigarettes during an FBI sting.

The pre-dawn FBI raid Wednesday at Ghee Kung Tong’s office, next to a massage parlor and across from a benevolent society where elderly people play mahjong, also brought into focus its centuries-old history. The tong, or family association, was founded in the late 1880s to support immigrants from Hong Kong and elsewhere in the Pearl Delta region.

On Wednesday morning, federal agents and fire crews stormed the building to crack a safe that authorities say was at least a century old.

The organization is among dozens of active tongs in Chinatown, and Chow assumed control when its former president, Allen Leung, was shot to death by a masked gunman in 2006, said David Lee, director of the Chinese American Voters Education Committee.

“He kind of became like a gangster celebrity. He was on parole, he had an ankle bracelet and he became a fixture at political events for a while,” said Lee.

The 137-page complaint does not reveal whether Yee had any connection to Chow before the FBI got involved.

Yee, a progressive Democrat born in China, built his political fortune partly through Chinatown connections and had never lost a race until his failed bid for San Francisco mayor in 2011.

A few years before that, Chow’s own political star began rising. Around 2008, he began meeting with at-risk youth to talk with kids about how to stay on the straight and narrow. Soon, the awards started coming. Chow was lauded by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California for his work as a former offender who had become a community role model, and praised by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for his “willingness to give back to the community.” He posted pictures of himself on Facebook with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

All the while he was running a criminal operation, according to court documents.

Several years ago, undercover FBI agents assigned to Chow infiltrated the organization and snared Yee and his campaign consultant, Keith Jackson. The three were arrested Wednesday during a series of raids in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area that also netted additional members of the tong.
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I apologize for my ignorance at the beginning of this thread because at that time I had no idea who this guy was. Now that he's been in the news I think this is fantastic. We need to get rid of a few more like him (or maybe a lot more).
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:50 PM
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What a great story this is. Leland Yee, corrupt Democrat, trying to ban guns for Americans, and selling them to gangsters. Yee partnering with gangsters, and Yee's gangster friends getting awards and accolades from Diane Feinestein, and Gavin Newsom.

Can you believe Senator Feinestein and Mayor Newsom giving awards to gang members at the same time they work so hard to marginalize and cripple American interests. Sometimes life really is stranger than fiction.
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Just out of curiosity I wish someone would do a tally on how many Democrats, both state and federal, are in jail or prison compared to those of Republicans. Both parties need to be cleaned up, but it seems the Dem's are leading the pack on runs for prison occupant. Oh the hypocrisy.
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I can tell you that the last two Governors of Illinois are in prison. One Republican and one Democrat.

It's a beautiful sight to see a politician in handcuffs.
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Well I asked for it and someone did it, but only the crimes the Dem's have committed, Republicans do it also, just not as many. These are just corrupt politicians that are in hot water at present, it doesn't include those of recent past years. Notice 3 of the 8 mentioned are from California. Whole Lotta Liberal Corruption Going On

Michelle Malkin — March 31, 2014

Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: As with the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what’s in it.) I’d love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi’s blink count must be off the charts.

I’m going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogues’-gallery reference list. But let’s not be naïve. It’s clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI’s GOP corruption shoe will drop right before the elections for maximum distraction and damage. For now, let’s take stock of the jackassery:

• The Dirty Democratic Mayors’ Club: Charlotte, N.C., mayor Patrick Cannon, who bragged about partying with the Obamas to help grease the wheels for city projects, was arrested this week on federal corruption and influence-peddling charges. He’s accused of accepting gobs of cash payoffs and Las Vegas trips.

The bust follows former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin’s conviction in January on corruption charges; former Trenton mayor Tony Mack’s February conviction on charges of accepting cash bribes for a downtown parking garage; former San Diego mayor and serial groper Bob Filner’s disgraceful resignation after conviction on sexual-harassment-related charges; former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s conviction on extortion, bribery, and conspiracy charges; and former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford’s corruption and bribery conviction.

• California state senator Leland Yee, gun grabber by day, alleged arms-trafficking gangsta by night: Yee made a decades-long career out of sanctimoniously demonizing gun owners and railing against the Second Amendment. He was arrested this week on corruption charges after an FBI sting found probable cause to believe Yee had conducted wire fraud and engaged in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and illegally import firearms. The pol from San Francisco’s Chinatown went so far as to discuss “details of the specific types of weapons” with a prospective donor. Until he dropped out yesterday afternoon, Yee was a candidate for California secretary of state.

• Pennsylvania state senator LeAnna Washington, party animal: This week, a judge ruled that the Keystone State could proceed with a trial against Washington, who reportedly forced her legislative staff for eight years to use taxpayer time and money for an annual birthday party whose proceeds were diverted to her campaign account. She is charged with felony theft of services and felony conflict of interest. More than a half-dozen former employees blew the whistle. “I am the f-ing senator,” she screamed at one staffer who objected. “I do what the f- I want, and ain’t nobody going to change me.”

• Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox, multiple-raid target: The powerful Democrat, beloved by the Left for his gay-marriage activism, announced last weekend that he is stepping down from office after FBI raids on his home and work offices. Fox is the target of several criminal
investigations by the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI, the IRS, and state police. Mum’s the word so far on the nature of the alleged criminal activity involved.

• California state senator Ronald Calderon, all in the corrupted family: Calderon is on a paid leave of absence after being hit with a 24-count federal indictment for bribery and corruption. His brother also was charged with multiple counts of money laundering and influence peddling. Prosecutors allege the legislator accepted nearly $100,000 in bribes, plane trips, gourmet meals, and golf games in exchange for political favors. He also is accused of paying his daughter $39,000 for a phony office job and paying $40,000 in “consulting” fees for a campaign website that didn’t exist.

• California state senator Roderick Wright, lying liar: Also on paid leave, the entrenched Los Angeles-area politician is now fighting his January conviction on felony perjury, false declaration of candidacy, and fraudulent-voting charges. Wright claimed to live in a rented room in an Inglewood home within his district, but the jury found his true residence was outside the district, in upscale Baldwin Hills. The jury found he lied on candidacy declarations and voter-registration documents and fraudulently voted in five elections.

• New York state assemblyman Bill Scarborough, shady jet-setter: The FBI and state authorities raided his home and offices as part of a probe into his travel-voucher practices. He blamed a “tabloid hit job” by the New York Postover questionable per-diem claims totaling $60,000.

• Illinois state representative Keith Farnham, child-porn suspect: After sponsoring two bills to increase penalties for child-porn possession, Farnham was the subject of state and federal raids last week on his home – for possession of child porn. Over the weekend, he resigned his seat, citing “serious health issues.” Nowthere’sa euphemism.

Remember: Nancy Pelosi famously promised to “drain the moral swamp” and end the “culture of corruption.” She cast herself and her minions as America’s political clean-up crew. But once again, the culture-of-corruption boomerang has swung back around to smack Democrats in their smug mugs. The cynical Swamp Drainers just hope you forget it all by election time.

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Well I asked for it and someone did it, but only the crimes the Dem's have committed, Republicans do it also, just not as many. These are just corrupt politicians that are in hot water at present, it doesn't include those of recent past years. Notice 3 of the 8 mentioned are from California. Whole Lotta Liberal Corruption Going On

Michelle Malkin — March 31, 2014

Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: As with the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what’s in it.) I’d love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi’s blink count must be off the charts.

I’m going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogues’-gallery reference list. But let’s not be naïve. It’s clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI’s GOP corruption shoe will drop right before the elections for maximum distraction and damage. For now, let’s take stock of the jackassery:

• The Dirty Democratic Mayors’ Club: Charlotte, N.C., mayor Patrick Cannon, who bragged about partying with the Obamas to help grease the wheels for city projects, was arrested this week on federal corruption and influence-peddling charges. He’s accused of accepting gobs of cash payoffs and Las Vegas trips.

The bust follows former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin’s conviction in January on corruption charges; former Trenton mayor Tony Mack’s February conviction on charges of accepting cash bribes for a downtown parking garage; former San Diego mayor and serial groper Bob Filner’s disgraceful resignation after conviction on sexual-harassment-related charges; former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s conviction on extortion, bribery, and conspiracy charges; and former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford’s corruption and bribery conviction.

• California state senator Leland Yee, gun grabber by day, alleged arms-trafficking gangsta by night: Yee made a decades-long career out of sanctimoniously demonizing gun owners and railing against the Second Amendment. He was arrested this week on corruption charges after an FBI sting found probable cause to believe Yee had conducted wire fraud and engaged in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and illegally import firearms. The pol from San Francisco’s Chinatown went so far as to discuss “details of the specific types of weapons” with a prospective donor. Until he dropped out yesterday afternoon, Yee was a candidate for California secretary of state.

• Pennsylvania state senator LeAnna Washington, party animal: This week, a judge ruled that the Keystone State could proceed with a trial against Washington, who reportedly forced her legislative staff for eight years to use taxpayer time and money for an annual birthday party whose proceeds were diverted to her campaign account. She is charged with felony theft of services and felony conflict of interest. More than a half-dozen former employees blew the whistle. “I am the f-ing senator,” she screamed at one staffer who objected. “I do what the f- I want, and ain’t nobody going to change me.”

• Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox, multiple-raid target: The powerful Democrat, beloved by the Left for his gay-marriage activism, announced last weekend that he is stepping down from office after FBI raids on his home and work offices. Fox is the target of several criminal
investigations by the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI, the IRS, and state police. Mum’s the word so far on the nature of the alleged criminal activity involved.

• California state senator Ronald Calderon, all in the corrupted family: Calderon is on a paid leave of absence after being hit with a 24-count federal indictment for bribery and corruption. His brother also was charged with multiple counts of money laundering and influence peddling. Prosecutors allege the legislator accepted nearly $100,000 in bribes, plane trips, gourmet meals, and golf games in exchange for political favors. He also is accused of paying his daughter $39,000 for a phony office job and paying $40,000 in “consulting” fees for a campaign website that didn’t exist.

• California state senator Roderick Wright, lying liar: Also on paid leave, the entrenched Los Angeles-area politician is now fighting his January conviction on felony perjury, false declaration of candidacy, and fraudulent-voting charges. Wright claimed to live in a rented room in an Inglewood home within his district, but the jury found his true residence was outside the district, in upscale Baldwin Hills. The jury found he lied on candidacy declarations and voter-registration documents and fraudulently voted in five elections.

• New York state assemblyman Bill Scarborough, shady jet-setter: The FBI and state authorities raided his home and offices as part of a probe into his travel-voucher practices. He blamed a “tabloid hit job” by the New York Postover questionable per-diem claims totaling $60,000.

• Illinois state representative Keith Farnham, child-porn suspect: After sponsoring two bills to increase penalties for child-porn possession, Farnham was the subject of state and federal raids last week on his home – for possession of child porn. Over the weekend, he resigned his seat, citing “serious health issues.” Nowthere’sa euphemism.

Remember: Nancy Pelosi famously promised to “drain the moral swamp” and end the “culture of corruption.” She cast herself and her minions as America’s political clean-up crew. But once again, the culture-of-corruption boomerang has swung back around to smack Democrats in their smug mugs. The cynical Swamp Drainers just hope you forget it all by election time.
To say nothing of Pelosi's illegal aliens working in her own vineyards and profiting from insider trading information.
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