Six Guilty Pleas In Gun-Running Case

Six people have pleaded guilty to weapons, drugs and money laundering charges in the gun-running and political corruption case that ensnared former California state Sen. Leland Yee and a one-time Chinatown gangster, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.

Five men and a woman arrested as part of the FBI sting operation pleaded guilty Wednesday to a variety of charges including firearm possession, gun dealing, money laundering and marijuana distribution.

Chow and another seven co-defendants await trial November 2 on racketeering charges.

Yee and former San Francisco school board president Keith Jackson pleaded guilty in July to a single count of racketeering in deals with the government.

On Wednesday, George Nieh, 42, admitted he conspired with Chow to sell stolen scotch and cigarettes to undercover FBI agents.

Also pleading guilty were Kevin Siu, Leslie Yun, Alan Chiu, Andy Li, Yat Wa Pau.

A total of 21 people were originally indicted in the racketeering sting operation.

Case:  U.S. v. Chow, No. 14-196

 

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