Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

DA files criminal charges against supe

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris Tuesday filed criminal charges against Disrtrict 4 Supervisor Ed Jew, alleging that the rookie lawmaker lied under oath and falsified documents regarding his residency in order to obtain a seat on the Board of Supervisors.

According to a statement from the DA’s office, Jew has been charged with four felony counts of perjury, one count of filing a false document, and four counts of violating the Elections Code. A warrant has been issued for Jew’s arrest, and his attorney Steve Gruel has been contacted. Jew has been given the opportunity to self-surrender. Bail is set at $135,000.

[Jew turned himself in to the Burlingame police Tuesday night, posted bail, and was released.]

The charges against Jew stem from an FBI raid last month on the supervisor’s City Hall office, a home at 28th Avenue in the Sunset District, another home in Burlingame, and a flower shop Jew owns in Chinatown. Neighbors of the Sunset District home have told media outlets that it had been vacant for several years.

The FBI investigation centers around $40,000 in cash Jew acknowledged receiving from the owners of tapioca drink shops. The San Francisco Chronicle reported this week that sources said the money Jew received was marked and provided by the FBI as part of its investigation.

Calls to Gruel and Jew seeking comment were not immediately returned.

— Cynthia Laird, June 12, 2007 @ 5:17 pm PST
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