In a Grand Jury indictment, the United States Department of Justice today accused ousted Public Utilities Commission general manager Harlan Kelly and longtime San Francisco political fixture Victor Makras of […]
The clouds swirling around Harlan Kelly finally let loose today as FBI agents raided his home before the U.S. Attorney’s office charged the Public Utilities Commission general manager in an […]
Good afternoon: News happened late today so I held off on sending a morning daily. But, lots happened. We’ve got charges in a bribery scheme, a surging positivity among Latinx […]
Alas. Los Angeles has bested San Francisco not only in baseball, but also in municipal corruption. Despite San Francisco’s promising start — the January, 2020, federal arrest and charging of ex-Public […]
In January, 2020, the first domino fell. Mohammad Nuru, then the director of the San Francisco Department of Public Works, was hit with a raft of federal corruption charges and […]
Mohammed Nuru, the former Public Works director ousted in early 2020 and charged in a federal corruption scandal, was booked into County Jail No. 1 at 4:44 p.m. this afternoon […]
The feds: They’re not a subtle bunch. They’re even unsubtle when attempting to be subtle. Take this offhand mention on page four of the Oct. 19 indictment of connected real-estate […]
It’s the Ides of March, 2021, and this is the state of corruption in San Francisco
There is a cinematic element to the last few rounds of federally uncovered and prosecuted San Francisco corruption; the affidavits ought to be smeared with popcorn grease stains. The latest […]
Multiple sources have informed Mission Local that the “very senior San Francisco city official” comped along with ex-Public Works boss Mohammed Nuru for two New York City hotel rooms, each […]
In an indicator of just how many fingers disgraced permit expediter, contractor and confessed federal criminal Walter Wong had in how many San Francisco pies, a settlement with him ratified […]
Chiu’s appointment is the latest development amid a severe political shakeup.
It would be weird if the mayor transferred a hypothetical general manager of the Public Utilities Commission — with a background touching on engineering and water and wastewater and sewage treatment and hydroelectric power generation and distribution — into leading the City Attorney’s office. The reverse is weird, too.
Walter Wong has agreed to pay the city $1.7M based on 10 tainted contracts he received. But, more significantly, the city’s most notorious permit expediter has agreed to get out of the game — under penalty of law.
Over the past several months, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Mayor London Breed have apparently devised a chocolate-and-peanut butter solution that solved both of their problems. She had a persistent […]