Dentist Snared In Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy Case Dies

Wilson Lim, Daly City dentist named in federal charges, has died

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    There is one less suspect in the Leland Yee-"Shrimp Boy" Chow scandal investigation. Dr. Wilson Lim is dead.

    Lim, a Daly City dentist, died of "natural causes" at the age of 60 at a San Leandro hospital, his attorney told the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Lim, whose office on Mission Street in Daly City was "modest and well-kept," was a native of the Philippines and "had no criminal record," the newspaper reported.

    People close to him suggested that being one of the several dozen people named in an indictment that included bribery and corruption charges against state Sen. Leland Yee and allegations of mob behavior against Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow made Lim ill.

    The FBI says that Lim was introduced to an undercover agent by Yee as someone who had access to heavy weapons. Apparently, the charge was enough to encourage the Philippine government to investgate Lim as well, the newspaper reported.

    Lim was admitted to the hospital in June 18. He was in intensive care over the summer with "heart failure, kidney failure and liver failure," his attorney said in court filings. He had also declared bankruptcy in 2012.