Jew pleads not guilty to nine felony charges

Embattled Supervisor Ed Jew pled not guilty to nine felony charges this morning in San Francisco Superior Court and will face a jury trial beginning on Sept. 28.

District Attorney Kamala Harris has charged Jew with nine felony counts ranging from voter fraud to perjury based on the allegation that he lied about living in the Sunset neighborhood in order to run for office. A conviction on any of the charges would result in Jew’s removal from his District 4 seat on the Board of Supervisors.

The City Attorney has also requested permission from the state’s attorney general to sue Jew to oust him from the board based on allegations he violated the City Charter by not living in the district he represents, as is required. A decision is still pending.

Jew remains under investigation by the FBI for reportedly accepting $40,000 in cash from business owners seeking help in obtaining city permits. Jew has yet to be charged with a crime by the FBI, who raided on May 18 his City Hall Office, his Chinatown flower shop and other properties connected to him.

jsabatini@examiner.com

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