Friday, October 23, 2020

SF City Hall ‘pay to play’ bribery case ends in plea agreements by city insiders

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The City Hall bribery case that unearthed an insider’s grim summary of political deal-making in San Francisco “you pay to play here” has ended in plea agreements for the two remaining defendants, with no jail time.

Lawyers confirmed Wednesday that Keith Jackson, a political fundraiser and former San Francisco school board president, had pleaded guilty in February to the two charges against him, both misdemeanors. Zula Jones, a former longtime staff member of the city’s Human Rights Commission, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of bribery at the same hearing.

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