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Keith Jackson Among Yee’s Top Political Donors

| March 26, 2014
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Keith Jackson, owner of a prominent San Francisco-based consulting firm, is among those named in the FBI’s affidavit. He donated $6,800 to state Sen. Leland Yee’s secretary of state campaign in 2013, as shown below in a list of top contributors. In the affidavit, an FBI agent states that Jackson solicited him for campaign contributions in return for political favors. These donations were well above the legal limit of $500 per individual. At one point Jackson accepted a $10,000 cash donation from the undercover agent, the affidavit states.

Jackson has also been accused by the FBI for being involved in a murder-for-hire scheme and a gun- and drug-trafficking conspiracy.

This activity went on as both Jackson and Yee worked to retire Yee’s mayoral campaign debt from the 2012 election, and also as Yee began raising money for the Secretary of State race. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Jackson faces the following charges after being arrested today:

  • Conspiracy to Traffic in Firearms Without a License and to Illegally Import Firearms, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § § 371, 922(a)(1), and (l)
  • Trafficking in Firearms Without a License, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(1)
  • Scheme to Defraud Citizens of Honest Services, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § §  1343, 1346, 2 (six counts)
  • Use of an Interstate Commerce Facility for the Commission of a Murder-for-Hire, in violation of 1958
  • Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §  846

 Yee’s top contributors for the secretary of state campaign in 2013 (Source: MapLight)  


Row Labels
Sum of amount
2013 736256.16
FACULTY FOR OUR UNIVERSITY’S FUTURE, A COMMITTEE SPONSORED BY THE CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE 13600
UNITED DOMESTIC WORKERS OF AMERICA ACTION FUND 12900
CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (CNA PAC) 10200
CANDLESTICK RV PARK 10000
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF EYE PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS PAC aka MDEYEPAC OF CALIFORNIA 9500
MING, JIE YING 7000
YEE, NICOLE 6800
YEE, MAXINE 6800
SCOTT, JOSEPH 6800
MADISON INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES CORP 6800
YEE, LELAND 6800
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians 6800
YEE, MICHELLE 6800
RANGO CONSULTING LLC 6800
RUTHERFORD, DARYLE 6800
RHODES, WILLIAM 6800
GENIALI CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. 6800
California Chiropractic Association PAC 6800
HILEX POLY CO. LLC 6800
GILMORE, PAMELA LEE 6800
KEITH JACKSON CONSULTING 6800
DUONG, KRISTINA 6800
CROZAT, EUGENE 6800
CAVALLINI ENTERPRISES 6800
HUNG, LYNDA 6600
MILLBRAE PARADISE LLC 6500
LODDE, FEYSAN 6500
ALAZRAIE, TARIQ 6500
LI, ADA 6000
WARD, TRACY 5800
AMERICAN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE TRAUMATOLOGY ASSOCIAITON 5800
ROYAL, JR., MELVIN 5000
Morongo Band of Mission Indians 5000
LEUNG, WAYNE 5000
Young’s Market Company 5000
SOUTHWEST VENTURES 5000
UNITE HERE TIP STATE & LOCAL FUND 5000
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES POLITICAL ACTION TOGETHER POLITICAL COMMITTEE 5000
DUONG, MICHAEL 5000
California Federation of Teachers COPE 5000
JOHN YORK & AFFILIATED ENTITIES, INCLUDING THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 5000
Construction Employers’ Association PAC 5000
ANDRESEN, ERIC 5000
PERRY, SOPHIA 4800
BUTLER ENTERPRISE GROUP LLC 4600
WU, JASON 4000
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Olivia Allen-Price is an interactive and engagement producer with KQED News. She is the voice behind KQEDNews accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Her experience in web journalism includes major newspapers such as The Baltimore Sun and The Virginian-Pilot. Follow her on Twitter at @oallenprice and on Instagram @oallenprice. Reach Olivia Allen-Price at ohubertallen@kqed.org.
  • rudebutcool

    wait…a democrat is corrupt in California!!! I am SHOCKED there is gambling going on here…close the place down…oh here are your winnings sir…string em all up