Charting the connections in Leland Yee case

Leland_Yee.JPGMultiple undercover agents were involved in compiling the sweeping criminal case against state Sen. Leland Yee, consultant Keith Jackson, alleged crime boss Raymond Chow and others included in Wednesday’s 137-page federal complaint.

Click and drag to see how the five-year investigation came together. The text below explains the agents’ different cover stories.

UCE 4599: Posed as an east-coast member of La Cosa Nostra, an Italian organized crime syndicate. He told people his money money came from illegal gambling, bookmaking, sports betting, drugs, and outdoor marijuana grows.

UCE 4773: Posed as a businessman engaged in real estate development who also represents a variety of investors and clients. He represented himself “as particularly being interested in expanding his business interests to California in general, and the San Francisco Bay Area in particular, and in making business and political contacts who could facilitate that expansion.”

UCE 4212: Posed as “Sonja Schmidt,” a business development manager helping CHS 12.

UCE 4684: Posed as a man that UCE 4559 talked to Sullivan and others about wanting to have killed in a murder-for-hire.

UCE 4138: Posed as “Ravi,” a staff services manager with the Department of Public Health in Richmond, who talked to Yee about UCE 4212 and UCE 4773’s “client.”

UCE 4180: Posed as a businessman involved in the medical marijuana business in Arizona, who wanted to be the “Anheuser-Busch” of medical marijuana.

CHS 12: Posed as the owner of a software consulting business being helped by UCE 4212.

PHOTO: State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, speaks to members of the press in his office at the Capitol in Sacramento on February 14, 2013. The Sacramento Bee/Randall Benton

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