Three Defendants in City Corruption Case to be Arraigned Friday

Three former San Francisco insiders charged with taking contributions from undercover FBI agents in return for political access and favors are scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon, according to court records.

Former Human Rights Commissioner Nazly Mohajer, former Human Rights Commission staff member Zula Jones and former school board member and political consultant Keith Jackson were all charged Friday with four felony counts of bribery and one count of money laundering. Jackson also faces an additional felony charge of grand theft of public money and misdemeanor charges for campaign finance fraud.

Prosecutors allege Mohajer, Jones and Jackson solicited and accepted $20,000 in bribes from the FBI in exchange for political access and promises of preferential treatment.

All three surrendered themselves into custody earlier this week and have been released on bail.

The charges against the trio are based on a federal investigation. Jackson was previously named in a 2014 federal indictment along with convicted Chinatown gang leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow for participation in a criminal conspiracy to help retire state Sen. Leland Yee’s campaign

Yee and Jackson both pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges last year and are scheduled to be sentenced in that case on Feb. 24, according to federal court records.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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