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Wednesday February 24, 2016

Former Anti-Video Game Senator Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Everyone's favorite anti-video game politician has been sentenced to five years in prison today. In addition to time in the big house, Leland Yee will also have to forfeit almost $33k from his campaign account and pay a $20,000 fine.

Yee admitted in a plea deal that he was part of a racketeering conspiracy that involved exchanging official acts for money, conspiring to traffic in weapons and money laundering. Specifically, Lee promised an undercover FBI agent favors in return for campaign contributions. During the hourlong proceedings, Yee asked the court for leniency in light of his public humiliation, his wife’s severe illness, his admissions of wrongdoing and his past record of public service.