By Tanya Blake
A little background.
Earlier in 2014, the FBI had Leland Yee arrested for bribery and various corruption charges. His arrest also happened to be alongside other notorious gang members like Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.
Yee was best known for his efforts to strengthen open records, government transparency, and whistleblower protection laws. Ironically, Yee was also known for pushing gun control laws in California even though it’s alleged he was involved in a deal to buy assault rifles and rocket launchers. He also was trying to broker a deal between an international arms dealer and an Italian gangster from New Jersey.
When the FBI investigated these matters, they had an undercover FBI agent secretly wiretap and record various conversations. This is where Katt Williams’ Bentley comes into play, because a man named Barry Blackwell House was bragging about what he could do.
“House said he could send two ‘goons’ to do whatever UCE 4599 [the under cover agent] wanted,” the wiretap summary reads according to SFWeekly. “One of the ‘goons’ was from New York and would do anything. UCE 4599 asked if the ‘goons’ could damage a vehicle to send a message to someone. House responded ‘that’s a done deal, that’s too easy. I call that the sleeper.’ House told UCE 4599 he didn’t even have to meet the goons to minimize his culpability in the event.”
Of course, all three of the suspects have had issues with the law enforcement agencies as a part of their history. And they refused to give any comments on the matter. The convo between Keith Jackson and House took place approximately a week before an incident involving Katt Williams.
As for Senator Yee, he is caught up in a scandal which is the biggest of its kind. The FBI busted a gang of Yee’s linked to the Ghee Kung Tong. The charges include activities associated with drug smuggling, gun supplying and beatings.
The trio of Katt Williams, Too $hort and Suge Knight will be coming to speak in their defense at the next court session of the trial. Let’s see what they have to say for themselves.
SFWeekly contributed to this report.