Union campaign cash may fund Yee’s defense

posted at 2:01 pm on April 1, 2014 by Mike Antonucci

I don’t know if the FBI got back the envelope of cash it used to bribe California state senator Leland Yee, but hundreds of people and organizations won’t get back the money they donated to Yee’s campaign for Secretary of State. The law allows such contributions to be used for a legal defense fund. This is bad news for a whole lot of California unions, such as:

California Federation of Teachers

California School Employees Association

California Faculty Association

United Domestic Workers of America

California Nurses Association

AFSCME Local 3299

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 16

Teamsters Local 665

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 467

District Council of Iron Workers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 6

Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties Building Construction Trades Council

San Francisco Fire Fighters

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Operating Engineers Local 3

Amalgamated Transit Union

But unions aren’t the only ones who will see their money paying for Yee’s lawyers. He also received contributions from Facebook and the Hustler Casino.


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I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Holder and Obama’s entire Department of Social Justice will be providing Yee’s defense.

They’re already doing it for Lois Lerner, why not Yee?

Meople on April 1, 2014 at 2:04 PM

All those unions should be brought up on RICO charges along with Yee.

They made him possible.

trigon on April 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

He will probably continue to receive donations for his defense. Liberals don’t care about these criminal activities. Besides the whole prosecution is racist!

Kaffa on April 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Vote Democrat!

Oh and Bishop!

kim roy on April 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Darn. Sorry Bishop. Where ever you are.

kim roy on April 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

May Hell engulf you, D-rats, the sooner the better.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

They own him. Sad part is he’s still n the payroll.

plutorocks on April 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

I doubt they will mind that their contributions will be used for his legal defense. He’s been bought and paid for – and if he beats the wrap, he’ll be even more in the pocket of these unions and voting for their best interests as opposed to the people.

Athos on April 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Mr. Yee’ Black Book must be very thick and full of names and (how shall I put this?) … activities.

Missilengr on April 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Virtually ALL California politicians are SOCIALSTS who are OWNED by the Labor Unions.

Freddy on April 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

they donated to Yee’s campaign for Secretary of State. The law allows such contributions to be used for a legal defense fund.

It doesn’t seem quite right that funds given in support of running for Secretary of State can be funneled off and used to defend against charges of bribery- which has nothing to do with running for public office.

California truly is a corrupt and evil place.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

“Sumpum wrong?!?” – IBEW

“Yep. It’s just too bad you don’t know what it is. ‘Brotha’.”

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

So, did he also receive contributions from anti-2nd Amendment groups?

And if so, can he use that money as well?

It would be no more that poetic justice, really.

clear ether

eon

eon on April 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

It would be no more that than poetic justice, really

No, I am not a toich touch typist.

cheers

eon

eon on April 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Mr. Yee’ Black Book must be very thick and full of names and (how shall I put this?) … activities.
Missilengr on April 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

RACIST DOG WHISTLE!!!
/s

Marcola on April 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

…hope he uses all their money!

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

“Mr. Yee! DEE-Fens!”

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 2:22 PM

OT: Hagel banning tobacco among our troops.

John the Libertarian on April 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

California got the government it deserves.

Reason # 4,567,890 to get rid of public sector unions and institute right to work laws.

Iblis on April 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

So, did he also receive contributions from anti-2nd Amendment groups?

And if so, can he use that money as well?

It would be no more that poetic justice, really.

clear ether

eon

eon on April 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Heh. Delightful. *HEADLINE* Sarah Brady and Mike Bloomberg funding legal defense for corrupt politician gun runner and terrorist supporter.

butch on April 1, 2014 at 2:32 PM

OT: Hagel banning tobacco among our troops.

John the Libertarian on April 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Just keeping his priorites straight.

butch on April 1, 2014 at 2:36 PM

OT- A Polish priest has warned parents to be on their guard against Lego, warning the plastic blocks are a tool of Satan

Anybody who has stepped on a Lego barefoot, in a darkened room, at 3am would agree.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 2:36 PM

They don’t mind. He’s one of them. The only thing they’re pi$$ed about is he didn’t learn anything from them about how not to get caught.

Vince on April 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Just keeping his priorites straight.

butch on April 1, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Hagel was hired to give “Republican” cover to the gutting of the military. You do that, in large part by destroying morale. Starting with stealing military pensions and providing crappy care through the VA. Then you move on to making life as miserable as possible for active duty soldiers and their families.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Good news, comrades! Yee can be retroactively purged from the Democrat Party. That way it can be truthfully said that he was never a member of the Democrat Party!

claudius on April 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Look for the union label
When you want a politico corrupt
Vote for the union label
Then watch your city, state or country go bankrupt

Thank you folks, we’ll be here all week.

Remember to tip your server, unless he/she is unionized.

ZeusGoose on April 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM

OT: Hagel banning tobacco among our troops.

John the Libertarian on April 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

…un-phucking-believable!

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

..not a big deal; money being emptied into the sharks’ pockets. Less money the unions have to bankroll other campaigns.

He’s gonna be long, steamy showers with Bubba anyway.

The War Planner on April 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Cool!
Hey, what the hell, give him a Key to the City of San Fran..

ToddPA on April 1, 2014 at 2:56 PM

OT: Hagel banning tobacco among our troops.

John the Libertarian on April 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

SIGH. Because getting shot at or blown up isn’t dangerous enough.

kim roy on April 1, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Local crime story, nothing at all to see here. Seriously, nothing. Nothing at all. So like, just stop it you wing nuts, ok? Stop.

Sincerely,

the Media

Sacramento on April 1, 2014 at 3:07 PM

OT: Hagel banning tobacco among our troops.

John the Libertarian on April 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Well, that will teach Russia!

We all know those Russkies love to smoke their cigarettes, so in order to keep them from taking over the rest of Ukraine, and Eastern Europe, all we have to do is declare those areas NO SMOKING zones. All the really important problems solved.

This worthless piece of dog feces should be shoved into a paper bag, left on the door step of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and set on fire.

Never in the history of the United States has an administration had so few brain cells to rub together to even attempt a cogent thought.

ZeusGoose on April 1, 2014 at 3:07 PM

You get what you pay for.

dentalque on April 1, 2014 at 3:33 PM

And the voters, and everyone else, should be reminded of this at every opportunity.
Union Cash Funds Corrupt Senator!

Another Drew on April 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Union MEMBERS owe the rest of their fellow Americans an apology for the corrupt politicians their union dues inflict on the rest of us.

wren on April 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Wonder if this will convince some union serfs to demand the political contribution part of their dues back?

njcommuter on April 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Hmmmm.. I’m thinkin’ with all of the recent seismic activity that this miserable parasitic albeit beautiful part of the country may mercifully finally break off and become Gomorrah island. At that point they are a free agent and can shop for a better deal and we can tell them to go pound sand (they have some). I’m sure France will make an offer…

HatfieldMcCoy on April 1, 2014 at 11:19 PM