Ex-Senator who called for gun control gets 5 years in prison for weapons trafficking

 05/14/2018 10:35 AM MDT
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Former California Sen. Leland Yee was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for accepting bribes and trafficking in arms.

Throughout Yee’s political career, he was a staunch gun control advocate, the Washington Post reported.

Yee was arrested for his role in an FBI sting operation that was investigating organized crime in San Francisco’s Chinatown, where he was recorded promising votes and guns to an undercover agent.

Yee had received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.

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