“Shrimp Boy” Chow Pleads Not Guilty, Says He’s Eager to Testify


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Reputed gang leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow says he’s eager to testify in his own defense in connection with corruption and racketeering charges that also include suspended State Senator Leland Yee.

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Chow pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning at his second arraignment on revised indictments issued earlier this week. Several other defendants also entered pleas. Yee is due in court for the same reason on Thursday.

After the arraignment, Chow’s flamboyant defense attorney Tony Serra told reporters the accused Tong leader is “dying to testify because he is innocent.”

Prosecutors filed the revised indictment which also including racketeering and enterprise corruption charges. Authorities say Chow, Lee, and more than a dozen other defendants were involved in an elaborate plot that included arranging illegal arms sales to the Phillipenes.

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