“The sun was shining on a brisk January day when Leland Yee took a seat at an undisclosed San Francisco coffee shop. Across from him sat a Cosa Nostra crime boss.” Only the crime boss wasn’t really a crime boss. Like many of the people that the California state senator had been dealing with over the past couple of years, the person sitting across from him was an undercover FBI agent. The amazing story of the FBI and Uncle Leland.

+ Eva Holland in the Pacific Standard: Did a popular young political leader plot to commit mass murder in Alaska?