Last Updated: June 18, 2014By

Yee, who was known in Sacramento as both an open-government reformer and vocal gun control supporter, is accused of accepting a $10,000 bribe to make a call to the California Department of Health in support of a contractor. He’s also a central figure in accusations regarding efforts to smuggle guns.

In an interview Yee talked at length about the dangers faced by elected officials who are forced to raise large amounts of campaign cash to run for office, noting that he supports public financing of campaigns.

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