It's turned into an Asian-American Hustle, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood undercover FBI agents.
I'm going to assume Senator Yee didn't watch American Hustle, otherwise he would not be in this big mess. Or maybe he's just inept or not paying attention to anything depicted in the movie.
Quoting from the news article:
"Desperate to broker a weapons trafficking deal that could land $100,000 for his secretary of state campaign, state Sen. Leland Yee allegedly called on an old friend and donor with connections to a militant Muslim terrorist group looking to overthrow the Philippines government.
The secret source supposedly said he could get the buyer, an undercover FBI agent posing as a Mafia gangster from the East Coast, Israeli-made assault rifles and possibly up to $2.5 million worth of military-grade weaponry. Who was this mystery international arms smuggler?
Meet Wilson Lim, a frail, balding, 60-year-old nearly bankrupt dentist. Three years earlier, court documents say, Lim was recovering from a massive heart attack that left him in a coma for a month and mentally fragile, unable to handle his financial affairs. A psychologist found him not fit to practice dentistry, let alone traffic arms."If someone is trying to humiliate and embarrass Leland Yee, they are doing one heck of a job so far.
The release of this information could not be timed any better.
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