FBI sting reveals underworld, seamy history of San Francisco's storied Chinatown

  • by: GARANCE BURKE , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 28, 2014 - 3:35 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation's oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI criminal complaint that has stunned even those familiar with the neighborhood's history of gambling houses, opium dens and occasional gangland-style murders.

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