After FBI raid, California lawmaker Leland Yee returns to court

SAN FRANCISCO - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for a California state senator charged with accepting bribes and coordinating a cash-for-guns scheme are still negotiating the terms of the politician's release pending trial.
 
State Sen. Leland Yee appeared briefly in court Monday morning dressed in a brown pinstripe suit. The Democrat was ordered to return to court on April 8 to finalize bond.
 
Yee is currently free on a $500,000 unsecured bond, but prosecutors want property the senator owns used as collateral to guarantee he appears at all court hearings.
 
Yee was arrested last week after being caught up in an elaborate FBI sting operation targeting organized crime in San Francisco's Chinatown.
 
A federal complaint alleges Yee traded political favors for cash and sought to connect an undercover agent with an international arms dealer.

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