A California Accountant's Bid to Overturn Cambodia's Government

The World

Yasith Chhun, who launched a failed coup in Cambodia in 2000 is serving a life sentence in prison in Pennsylvania. (Photo: Courtesy of Yasith Chhun)

Cambodian-American Yasith Chhun was living the American dream in California until the Long Beach accountant hatched a plot to try to overthrow Cambodia's government. The coup plot flopped, and Chhun landed in jail. We talk to Chhun from a Pennsylvania penitentiary, and to a journalist who has chronicled the tale - Adam Piore.