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Friday, September 19, 2014

Shrimp Boy Sues Mayor Ed Lee Over Bribery Charges

Posted By on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM

click to enlarge The neighborhood gangster: Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. - FACEBOOKR/RAYMONDSHRIMPBOYCHOW
Federally indicted Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has sued San Francisco and its mayor, demanding records that he says will implicate Ed Lee in the same bribery scandal that entrapped Senator Leland Yee.

Chow claims that Lee took $20,000 from Michael Anthony King, who the lawsuit claims is actually UCE 4773 in the criminal indictment against Senator Yee — the guy who posed as a Georgia businessman and offered Yee's henchman Keith Jackson $20,000 to alleviate debts from Yee's unsuccessful 2011 mayoral campaign.

According to Chow, Mayor Lee took $500 from King and laundered it as a campaign contribution, then accepted a follow-up payment of $19,500 in exchange for political favors.

Chow, who was indicted with Yee and 27 other defendants for racketeering, gun-running, and corruption charges in early April, has established himself as one of the most enterprising jailed gangsters in San Francisco's history. In the years following a previous conviction for drug-running and murder conspiracy, he glad-handed with local politicians and posed as an ex-gangbanger who'd done good, all while running a $2.29 million money-laundering fiefdom in Chinatown.

Since landing in jail, he's also launched  his own line of "Free Shrimp Boy" T-shirts, which apparently are selling slowly.

Here is the complaint:

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Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.

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