A go-to bureaucrat and top San Francisco public official to the mayors of two decades were recently charged with corruption from the FBI. This made the elected leaders of the city hall scrambled to their feet to reassure the public that it will be taken care of swiftly.
"The complaint alleges corruption pouring into San Francisco from around the world," "San Francisco has been betrayed as alleged in the complaint." -said David L. Anderson, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.
The two corrupt individuals are Mohammed Nuru and Nick Bovis "MrCleanSF". They even gained fame and had cute little nicknames for jobs that they so-called did. One important job was "Poop Patrol" where they allegedly pressure washed the streets of San Fransico.
More from NBC Bay Area:
The complaint unsealed against San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and longtime restaurateur Nick Bovis focuses on an aborted attempt in 2018 to bribe a San Francisco airport commissioner for retail space.
It also alleges other schemes in which Nuru is accused of trying to help his friend score contracts to build homeless shelters and portable toilets, along with a restaurant at the city’s new $2 billion transit station.
Nuru is also accused of accepting free labor at his vacation home and a John Deere tractor as well as lavish gifts from a developer, including a $2,070 bottle of wine.
Nuru, 57, appeared in federal court Tuesday along with Bovis, the owner of Lefty O’ Doul’s, a popular sports bar in Fisherman’s Wharf, and other city businesses. Each was released after posting $2 million bail.
"Thank you very much for all your generosity while we were in China. We had a great vacation and my daughter had a wonderful time. I will do my very best to see that your project gets completed," - Mohammed Nuru
San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of public corruption. https://t.co/EMHWWQx12z pic.twitter.com/RuLiFeNnOs
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) January 28, 2020
This just goes to show you can't trust people. Both these men were supposed to be helping their community but instead were taking from it for the benefit of luxuries.
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