Federal prosecutors in San Francisco announced Thursday they've charged the former vice president and group manager of Recology -- the company contracted by the city to handle waste collection -- with bribery and money laundering.
A former San Francisco aide to Mayor London Breed has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering and will cooperate with the FBI in their ongoing corruption investigation of San Francisco City Hall.
Recology San Francisco agreed to lower rates and to reimburse ratepayers for overcharges that were uncovered during an investigation into public corruption tied to former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru.
SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera held a press conference Thursday to announce terms of a settlement with Recology Corp.
Nick Bovis, Florence Kong, Walter Wong, Alan Varela and William Gilmartin, as well as their respective companies, were ordered suspended from seeking or receiving any city contracts or grants while their cases remain ongoing.
A millionaire recycling plant owner who admitted bribing the city's public works director with gifts that included a $36,550 gold Rolex watch was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in federal prison.
San Francisco's city administrator is taking a leave of absence after her husband, the SFPUC general manager, was charged by federal prosecutors with wire fraud.
Federal prosecutors charged Harlan Kelly, the head of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, with wire fraud.
A former manager for San Francisco's garbage collection agency Recology has been charged with bribery and money laundering in connection to the SF DPW corruption scandal.
Federal prosecutors in San Francisco announced criminal charges for two new suspects in a public corruption investigation, both accused of bribing embattled former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru.
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'