Pinoy dentist tied to senator in gun trafficking, corruption scandal

Posted at 03/29/14 11:10 AM

REDWOOD CITY, California - The Filipino man implicated with California State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) in an FBI criminal complaint is a Bay Area dentist with alleged ties to arms dealers in the Philippines.

Dr. Wilson Sy Lim practices dentistry at his office on the corner of Mission St. and Wellington Ave. in Daly City.

According to records from the Dental Board of California, Lim has been practicing dentistry in the state at least since 1990.

Lim is cited in the criminal complaint as having associates in the Philippines who were trying to overthrow the current government.

Lim is currently in police custody and is charged with conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license, and to illegally import firearms.

Balitang America spoke with one of Lim’s staff members who said she was shocked to find FBI agents at her workplace Wednesday morning.

“We saw all these FBI agents around,” Artika Singh, a dental assistant at Lim’s office, said. “The window was crashed. And we were just told we could not go inside. We don’t know what the accusations are and as far as we know Dr. Wilson Lim is a campaign supporter of Leland Yee, and yes, we are very upset of this whole situation.”

The dental office is continuing to see patients despite the allegations against Dr. Lim. With reports from Troy Espera and Ricky Dellinger, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau