We have been following the diseased streets of San Francisco for a while, including the development of a human poop report app and the fact that the city’s residents have to fend off the homeless from in front of their stores and homes.

Part of the problem may just have been the priorities of its city officials. For example, the Public Works Director, whose staff is tasked with keeping the streets clean, has been arrested on alleged public corruption charges.

A top San Francisco public official and go-to bureaucrat to mayors over two decades was charged with public corruption Tuesday, upending City Hall as elected leaders scrambled to reassure the public that bribery and kickbacks would not be tolerated.

The complaint unsealed against San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and longtime restaurateur Nick Bovis focuses on an aborted attempt in 2018 to bribe a San Francisco airport commissioner for retail space.

It also alleges other schemes in which Nuru is accused of trying to help his friend score contracts to build homeless shelters and portable toilets, along with a restaurant at the city’s new $2 billion transit station.

Perhaps certain California congressional representatives should check out the case the FBI is bringing against Nuru. This seems a lot like actual bribery!

The schemes involved an envelope of cash, fraudulent city contracts, improper gifts from a Chinese developer and a $2,000 bottle of wine, according to authorities.

FBI agents on Monday arrested Nuru, 57, and Bovis, 56, at their Bay Area homes before unsealing a federal complaint Tuesday for one charge of wire fraud. Nuru is separately charged with lying to the FBI after initially being arrested on Jan. 21 and being told to keep quiet about the investigation.

“The complaint alleges corruption pouring into San Francisco from around the world,” said David Anderson, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, at a news conference Tuesday.

Anderson accused Nuru of “corruption, bribery kickbacks and side deals by one of San Francisco’s highest-ranking public employees.”

Meanwhile, citizen activist and public sanitation superhero Scott Presler (aka “The Persistence”) is out in San Francisco today doing the job that apparently Nuru didn’t want to do:

Hopefully, he is not too late.

Believe it or not, Presler’s group of volunteers is getting hassled by protesters.

Here is some video of Presler gamely dealing with the Antifa crowd.

One Presler fan had the perfect summation for the entire situation:


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