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.
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.
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