Federal prosecutors on Thursday added two more names to their list of alleged co-conspirators in a far-reaching corruption scandal centered on San Francisco’s City Hall, charging the leaders of an Oakland construction management firm with bribery of a local official.
Alan Varela and William Gilmartin III, the president and vice president, respectively, of ProVen Management, are accused of gifting former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru with $20,000 in meals and a $40,000 tractor to use at his vacation home.
In exchange, prosecutors said, Nuru provided the pair with “a steady stream of illegal inside information” on a lucrative contract to build and operate an asphalt recycling plant.
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