The Great Minnow Hunt

Number 17348
Subject Housing
Source SF Weekly
State CA
Year 2000
Publication Date Dec. 6
Summary "The FBI's 20-month investigation of corruption at the San Francisco Housing Authority seems to have netted one minnow as sharks swam free. Last summer, in what seems to herald the end of a federal investigation of the Housing Authority, a federal jury found a mid-level housing manager guilty of taking bribes to provide subsidized housing certificates to people who were ineligible to receive them. But transcripts of FBI interviews with the prosecution s chief witness, sworn depositions in a whistleblower lawsuit, exhibits in the housing manager's trial, and a HUD inspector general's reporter all suggest that high-ranking city officials and a longtime s associates of Mayor Willie Brown had knowledge of, or were involved in, the bribery conspiracy."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 7
Keywords San Francisco Housing Authority;Human Rights Commission;felony bribery;contracts;favoritism;Scott Company;affirmative action laws;minority-ownership;elibility;federal grants;Section 8;U.S. Attorney General
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