Yee Scandal Involves Resident
The scandal involving California State Senator Leland Yee last week also involves an Alameda resident. Hon Kueng So of Alameda was charged with conspiracy to receive and transport stolen property, according to the 137-page FBI affidavit in connection with Yee’s March 24 arrest. So is accused of allegedly purchasing “purportedly stolen liquor from an FBI” undercover agent.
So, 55, is the owner of New Asia Restaurant, in San Francisco, which was frequented by Chee Kung Tong (CKT), a criminal brotherhood organization according to the FBI. CKT held many events at So’s restaurant. The FBI says the organization and its leader Raymond Chow had a direct relationship with Yee.
Yee is being investigated for allegedly soliciting political donations and gun trafficking among other charges.