Authorities announced Wednesday that San Francisco restaurateur Nick Bovis has agreed to cooperate with a federal investigation, pleading guilty to wire fraud charges in connection with a corruption scandal involving San Francisco Director of Public Works Mohammed Nuru.
U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett of the San Francisco Division made the announcement with a press release Wednesday. The parties requested that a hearing be scheduled next Thursday before United States District Judge the Hon. William H. Orrick to allow the defendant to plead guilty to the charges by video conference.
Originally, 56-year-old San Mateo resident Bovis was charged in a criminal complaint filed on January 15 of this year alleging that Bovis and 57-year-old San Francisco resident Nuru had attempted to bribe an unnamed San Francisco Airport Commissioner with cash and free travel in early 2018. Nuru and Bovis allegedly were involved in a scheme to offer bribes in exchange for assistance from the commissioner to win a bid for the right to run a restaurant in the San Francisco International Airport.
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