Filipino dentist accused of plotting to traffick guns dies

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

August 26, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Filipino dentist from Daly City who was accused of plotting to illegally traffic guns from the Philippines to the United States with a California senator has died.

Dr. Wilson Sy Lim died reportedly of cardiac arrest Monday night at Kindred Hospital in San Leandro, according to a source close to the Lim family.

Lim was among 29 co-defendants in a massive FBI corruption and gun trafficking sting that snared Democratic State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco.

According to the FBI indictment, Yee was working with Lim to convince an undercover agent to illegally buy and smuggle $2 million dollars worth of guns from an arms dealer in Mindanao.

A federal judge in San Francisco is still deciding on a trial date for Yee’s trial.

Balitang America attempted to contact prosecutors at the U.S. attorney’s office for a comment on how Lim’s death may affect the case against Yee. They have yet to respond.

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