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Former S.F. building commission president pleads guilty to $775,000 fraud
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My goodness ... it's all so gross ... accountability in the SF administration has been a long time in coming. Gov't doesn't have to be this way. I'm not a pessimist by nature. But shit like this is why so many people just ASSUME that gov't = corrupt bullshit.
Former S.F. building commission president pleads guilty to $775,000 fraud
Rodrigo Santos, a 64-year-old civil engineer and former president of the San Francisco Building Inspection Commission, has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding clients out of $775,000, arranging donations to bribe a city building inspector, lying to the FBI and other accusations.
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Santos attorney Randall Knox declined to comment on last week's plea, which came just weeks after Nuru reported to prison to serve out a seven-year sentence handed down by a judge who castigated him for making San Francisco's competitive bidding and permitting process "a farce."
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In total, Santos pleaded guilty to 17 crimes, with a maximum sentence for each of between five and 20 years in prison.