Triad Gangster ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Accused of Bribing CA State Senator
A Chinese triad gangster appeared in court in San Francisco on Friday accused of bribing a US senator to secure official favours and ease an arms deal.
Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, who investigators say is the dragonhead, or chief, of one of North America’s largest Asian gangs, allegedly contributed thousands to the campaign fund of Leland Yee, as the senator prepared to run for California secretary of state.
The hearing was adjourned until Monday, as Chow’s legal team said he would have to find alternative legal representation, citing conflict of interest with other cases. Chow did not enter a plea.