Anti-gun ex-California senator sentenced for gun trafficking

Call it irony at its finest.

Ex-California State Senator, pro-gun control advocate Leland Yee was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and fined $20,000 for political corruption for, you guessed it, gun trafficking and extortion.

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Yee pleaded guilty in July of 2015 to racketeering charges that including the crimes of bribery, gun smuggling and malfeasance for accepting nearly $40,000 in bribes for political favors.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer was unforgiving on the highbinder because of his egregious infidelity as a public servant: “I don’t feel I can be lenient. The crimes you have committed were essentially an attack on a democratic institution.”

The 67-year-old senator seemed to acknowledge his desecration of American institutions and offices, stating, “I have taken full responsibility for my actions. I have accepted and understand the crimes I have committed.”

He has five years in federal prison to think things over.

H/T: LawNewz

 

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