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Judge orders two defendants to stand trial in SF public corruption case, dismisses charges against third

September 11, 2017

By Bay City News : sfexaminer – excerpt

A San Francisco judge Friday threw out all charges against one defendant in a public corruption case and dropped others against the two remaining defendants following a lengthy preliminary hearing.

Superior Court Judge Tracie Brown dismissed all charges against former Human Rights Commissioner Nazly Mohajer, who was accused along with former commission staff member Zula Mae Jones and former school board member turned political consultant Keith Jackson of soliciting $20,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent during multiple meetings, which took place mostly in 2012.

Brown also dismissed a money laundering charge against Jones and Jackson, as well as a grand theft charge against Jackson related to a separate incident in which he allegedly took money to help a family get a child into a particular city school.

Brown found there was insufficient evidence against Mohajer, who worked to raise campaign funds for Mayor Ed Lee, to support the four counts of bribery and one count of money laundering she was charged with… (more)

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