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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Daly City Resident Sentenced To 35 Months Of Prison For Starting A Fire At The Chinese Consulate

SAN FRANCISCO– Yan Feng was sentenced to 35 months of prison and three years of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, and U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent in Charge David Zebley.  The sentence, handed down yesterday by the Honorable Maxine Chesney, United States District Judge, follows a guilty plea entered earlier this year. 

Feng, 42, of Daly City, was charged in an Information with a single count of what is commonly known as “offering violence to a foreign official,” in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 112(a).  Feng pleaded guilty to this felony charge on September 14, 2016.

According to the plea agreement and court records, Feng admitted that on New Year’s Day 2014, he started a fire at the Chinese Consulate located on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Calif.   Feng was arrested by FBI and DSS Special Agents within 48 hours of starting the fire, on January 3, 2014, and has remained in federal custody ever since.  

The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, and the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments. 

Violent Crime
Updated December 27, 2016