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 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 […]
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 […]
Real-estate maven Victor Makras, a man described as “tied into the inner sanctums of San Francisco politics,” was found guilty today of bank fraud and making false statements to a […]
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 […]
Last updated: August 26, 2022 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 […]
San Francisco isn’t exactly a frontier justice sort of place. Unless, of course, you’re a lucratively compensated city employee who’s been cold-busted for taking advantage of his job and using […]
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 Laborers Local 261 and named plaintiffs Juan Rivera and Theresa Foglio-Ramierez today filed suit against the city of San Francisco, alleging that its workers were retaliated against after union members […]
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 […]
It’s the Ides of March, 2021, and this is the state of corruption in San Francisco
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 […]
Chiu’s appointment is the latest development amid a severe political shakeup.
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 […]
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.