United States: Ex-Recology exec accused of funnelling $1 million in bribes to Mohammed Nuru

Federal prosecutors charged a former San Francisco executive at waste management company Recology with bribery and concealing money laundering Wednesday, saying he funneled more than $1 million to Mohammed Nuru over the span of several years in an attempt to curry favor with the ex-Public Works director.

The charges against Paul Giusti, 64, represent the latest development in an investigation into corruption at San Francisco City Hall. Nuru was arrested in January on fraud charges after he was accused of bribing an airport commissioner and lying to the FBI.

Authorities said it was the job of Giusti, who worked as the government relations manager for Recology’s San Francisco office, to make Nuru happy as the company attempted to negotiate rate increases for garbage collection. Nuru played a key role in the process as Public Works director.

The original full article can be found at sfchronicle.com

(Photo: Mason Trinca / Special to The Chronicle)

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