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California State Senator Accused Of Taking Bribes

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  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Court documents say a California state senator or members of his campaign staff accepted at least $42,800 in cash or campaign contributions from undercover FBI agents in exchange for carrying out the agents' specific requests.

The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday. The affidavit accuses Yee and his campaign aide, Keith Jackson, of multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

The first alleged installment of $5,000 came in 2011, during Yee's failed San Francisco mayoral bid. Yee is accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and cash payments to provide introductions, help a client get a contract and influence legislation.

The affidavit names him and 25 other people. Yee was arrested Wednesday during raids in Northern California.

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