March 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Leland Yee’s campaign debt at root of criminal behavior, authorities allege

In more than a decade of campaigns for the California Legislature, San Francisco mayor and secretary of state, state Sen. Leland Yee raised in excess of $5 million. Yet it was a campaign debt only a fraction of that amount that federal officials allege pulled the veteran politician into a sprawling sting operation.

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