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  • Transparency main focus in secretary of state race

    A string of legal cases against lawmakers that include two Democrats facing political corruption charges has magnified the usually quiet race for the office overseeing California elections and campaign fundraising.


  • Democrat Derek Cressman, left, a candidate for Secretary of State, makes his opening statement during a candidates debate held by the Sacramento Press Club in Sacramento, Calif.,  Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Cressman debated a fellow Democrat, state Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, second from left, Republican Pete Peterson, third from left, and Dan Schnur, a USC professor running as an independent, far  right.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Candidates tout reform in secretary of state race

    Four candidates vying to be the next secretary of state offered competing visions on Wednesday for controlling political fundraising and how they would best improve access and transparency for California elections.


  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

    The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.


  • FBI asks to meet with San Francisco supervisors

    The FBI plans to talk with San Francisco city leaders as part of its ongoing investigation targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate in Chinatown, the agency confirmed Monday.


  • 'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

    Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.


  • New charges coming in San Francisco Chinatown case

    Federal prosecutors said Friday more charges and defendants are expected to be added to a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.


  • Poll: Republican leads race for secretary of state

    A Field Poll finds little-known Republican Pete Peterson leading in the race for California secretary of state, although four in 10 voters remain undecided.


  • Lawyer: FBI probe fails without link to politician

    A lawyer for a key figure in a sweeping investigation of organized crime in San Francisco's Chinatown argued Thursday that the FBI probe appeared to be failing until a state senator was ensnared in the case.


  • ** FILE ** In this March 26, 2014, file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    Lawmaker Yee pleads not guilty to federal charges

    Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown.


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