The Roots of Chinese Organized Crime in America

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Yesterday, State Senator Leland Yee was among those arrested in San Francisco and charged with wire fraud, trafficking in firearms and other federal crimes.  The FBI has released a 137-page complaint complete with the biography of one co-conspirator, 54-year-old Raymond Chow, also called "Shrimp Boy." He is described as the “Dragonhead” of the Ghee Kung Tong — an organization with roots in 17th Century China. Sheldon Zhang is Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University. 

Credits

Guest:
Sheldon Zhang - San Diego State University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Mike Kessler, Evan George, Katie Cooper