The FBI says a 60-year old dentist is the man who agreed to conspire to deliver firearms with state Sen. Leland Yee, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Lim, a native of the Philippines and who has a dentist office in Daly City, is said to have links to a "military captain" who could supply automatic weapons. He was one of 26 defendants named in a 137-page federal affadavit filed last week. The FBI arrested him on a conspiracy charge, alleging that he agreed to deliver weapons from the Philippine military to an undercover agent.
He is also so sick he can "barely walk" and is in severe financial straits, according to workers at the dental office interviewed by the newspaper who said he recently suffered a heart attack.
The gun-control advocate Yee is alleged to have introduced Lim to an undercover FBI agent as a "gun lover" who could find and sell automatic weapons -- to wit, "100 M-16s," the newspaper reported.
Government officials in the Philippines have opened up a probe. But experts on the Philippines say that the idea that an army captain could somehow come up with 100 assault rifles is preposterous.
"They can't even get decent boots in the military there," Professor Jay Gonzalez said.
Lim has been a supporter of Yee in the past. Also, he allegedly operated an illegal karaoke bar in Daly City that hosted illicit acts like "prostitution," the newspaper reported.