SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge says he wants the political corruption portion of a sweeping San Francisco Chinatown organized crime case to go to trial quickly.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Wednesday that he wants state Sen. Leland Yee, political consultant Keith Yee and any other defendants caught up in the corruption portion of the case to start trial early next year.
Yee has pleaded not guilty to accepting bribes and to offering to arrange to set up an illegal guns deal in exchange for campaign contribution. Jackson has pleaded not guilty to arranging bribes for the senator.
Yee and Jackson each face 20 years in prison if convicted. Both are free on bail.