An influential San Francisco contractor and permit expediter is expected to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in a public corruption case centering around a former public works director, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
"Mohammed Nuru and I have been close personal friends for more than 20 years. We dated for a brief time, two decades ago, long before I ever ran for office," London Breed wrote. "Nevertheless, he, and his now-adult daughters, have remained close friends for all those years.
Among those served with a subpoena are San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric, Webcor builders, Pankow construction, Clark construction, Recology waste services, and the nonprofits Lefty O'Doul's Foundation for Kids, the San Francisco Parks Alliance, and the San Francisco Clean City Coalition.
Mohammed Nuru was replaced last week by Alaric Degrafinried, who will take over the department temporarily.
Alaric Degrafinried, the current director of San Francisco’s Office and Contract Administration who is also an attorney and a past Peace Corps volunteer, will take helm of the department.
Prosecutors from the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday charged San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and high-profile restaurateur Nick Bovis with a five-part public corruption scheme that alleges the pair accepted gifts in return for doling out contracts.
During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, the FBI announced charges against San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and high-profile restaurateur Nick Bovis.
Federal investigators on Tuesday announced corruption charges against the SFDPW director Mohammed Nuru, nicknamed 'Mr. Clean SF'