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MAR 31, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Suspended State Senator Leland Yee's Defense May Be Funded By Campaign Contributions

More than half a million dollars that donors intended to support suspended state Sen. Leland Yee’s (D) now defunct campaign for California Secretary of State may now be available for the scandal-ensnared politician to fund his legal defense. Jay Wierenga, spokesman for the California Fair Political Practices Commission, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the fundraised money is fair game for Yee’s use following his arrest Wednesday on corruption and firearm trafficking charges. "The Political Reform Act is relatively silent on whether you can transfer the money (from a campaign ... Read More

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