There are so many funny stories about San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection. But not funny-ha-ha. Here’s one. In 2013, a city politico couldn’t help but notice that the contractor […]
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 […]
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.
A report from NBC Bay Area this morning identified the city contractor who allegedly bribed Public Works boss Mohammed Nuru with a tractor and did cheap or free work on […]
The strange and terrible saga of Mohammed Nuru continued to unfold today, as Department of Justice and FBI officials announced charges against longtime city permit expediter and contractor Walter Wong. […]
In the latest salvo stemming from the FBI’s arrest of ex-Public Works boss Mohammed Nuru, City Attorney Dennis Herrera today disseminated 14 subpoenas. They target entities tied to the stalled […]
Sources within the Department of Building Inspection have told Mission Local that director Tom Hui “literally stood over people’s shoulders” to force out the controversial 555 Fulton Street project “sooner […]
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 […]
Legislators legislate. But legislation alone cannot solve this city’s problems — and, for this legislation to succeed, some of this city’s most hidebound and corrupt institutions will have to change their ways, and begin doing things that, truth be told, they could have done long ago.
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 […]
In a blow for those hoping to streamline, modernize and cleanse the Department of Building Inspection’s byzantine and hidebound permitting process, the director hired to oversee this move has abruptly […]
Contractor Balmore Hernandez to join restaurateur Nick Bovis, permit expediter Walter Wong in cooperating with feds’ case vs. Mohammed Nuru Also: Woman charged with lying about gifting Nuru gold Rolex […]
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 […]
It’s the Ides of March, 2021, and this is the state of corruption in San Francisco
The Department of Justice on Monday afternoon announced it had filed charges against three more individuals stemming from the January arrest and arraignment of former Public Works boss Mohammed Nuru […]