United States: Another Prominent Businessman Charged in San Francisco Corruption Investigation

A long time permit consultant in San Francisco was accused Wednesday of fraud and money laundering, and has agreed to cooperate with the FBI in its probe of the city’s ongoing corruption scandal.

Walter Wong, 70,  is the latest figure to be caught up in the ever-growing scandal that led to the ouster of San Francisco Public Works Director, Mohammed Nuru, and criminal charges against Nuru’s longtime friends and onetime colleagues, Sandra Zuniga and Balmore Hernandez.

Wong faces up to 40 years in prison.

“For years, he has lined his pockets with bribes from city officials,” said John Bennett, head of the FBI in San Francisco, of Wong’s conduct.

This article has been summarised, the full original article can be found at nbcbayarea.com

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