FBI Arrests Senator Leeland Yee, Others on Corruption Charges

California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area.

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California State senator Leland Yee campaigns on a MUNI bus in this 2011 file photo.
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NBC Bay Area was present Wednesday morning when California Sen. Leland Yee was arrested.
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Yee's office is being searched by FBI early Wednesday morning.
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California State senator Leland Yee campaigns on a MUNI bus in this 2011 file photo.
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The FBI also arrested former Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow as part of Wednesday's raids.
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The FBI also searched the San Francisco Chinatown office of the Gee King Tong Free Masons on Wednesday, where Raymond Chow reportedly conducts business.
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Sen. Yee's home in San Francisco's Sunset District is seen in this image captured Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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Federal agents are seen removing documents from Sen. Yee's Sacramento Capitol office in this image captured Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 03: Leland Yee speaks at the San Francisco Mayoral Candiates Forum at The Fillmore on October 3, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 07: California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee (R) and his wife Maxine Yee (L) wait in line to cast their ballots at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco, California. With one day to go until election day, candidates for mayor of San Francisco are stumping throughout the city. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 07: California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee (2nd R) and his wife Maxine Yee (L) talk with a supporter as they wait in line to cast their ballots at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco, California. With one day to go until election day, candidates for mayor of San Francisco are stumping throughout the city. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 07: California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee smiles while campaigning along Hayes Street on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco, California. With one day to go until election day, candidates for mayor of San Francisco are stumping throughout the city. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 07: California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee greets a friend in front of his campaign headquarters on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco, California. With one day to go until election day, candidates for mayor of San Francisco are stumping throughout the city. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 07: California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee greets a friend in front of his campaign headquarters on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco, California. With one day to go until election day, candidates for mayor of San Francisco are stumping throughout the city. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 08: California State senator and San Francisco mayoral candidate Leland Yee greets commuters as he campaigns in a MUNI station on November 8, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Candidates for San Francisco mayor are making one last push to encourage people to vote as San Franciscans head to the polls to vote for a new mayor, district attorney and sheriff. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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