Jew, who served more than five years in federal prison for extortion, mail fraud and bribery charges, appeared in San Francisco Superior Court on March 21 in an attempt to avoid County Jail time for a local perjury charge. The judge rejected that motion and he is expected to surrender to the Sheriff’s Department on Friday.
Jew, who was elected in 2006, became embroiled in an extortion scheme within his first year in office. He attempted to extort more than $80,000 from two tapioca-drink businesses that were seeking city permits.
Jew pleaded guilty to the charges and served five years and four months in federal prison.
His sentence to be served in County Jail is related to a perjury charge he pleaded guilty to regarding lying about his residence in The City. Jew said he lived in San Francisco so he could run for local office, but authorities determined he actually lived in Burlingame.
Suspects plead not guilty in Tenderloin shooting
The two men arrested in connection with the March 23 shooting in the Tenderloin that injured eight people pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday morning, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Curtis Warren, 25, and Verle Jones, 24, both of San Francisco, each face eight counts of attempted murder and eight counts of assault with a firearm, and each is charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
The men were arrested March 24 in Emeryville in connection with the shooting that happened at Turk and Taylor streets when an argument escalated. The two men reportedly fled the scene in a silver Volkswagen Jetta, which was recovered during their arrest.
The two remain in custody on $4 million bail each and are scheduled to return to court Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said.
Decision on video evidence expected in domestic violence trial
The Internet mogul accused of dozens of charges of domestic violence will be back in court Wednesday, and a decision on a motion to suppress video surveillance evidence is expected to be made.
Gurbaksh Chahal, 31, of Rincon Hill is accused of 47 counts of domestic violence in connection with a reportedly violent incident with a girlfriend in his apartment Aug. 5. That incident — where he is accused of beating his girlfriend, pulling her hair and threatening to kill her — was reportedly caught on video surveillance set up in the apartment that was seized by police as evidence.
Chahal’s attorneys have been trying to suppress that evidence and a decision as to whether it will be used in court is expected Wednesday during a hearing at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall of Justice.