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So you did live in Burlingame!

Ed Jew admitted today in state court that he lived in the ‘Game, not in San Francisco, when he ran for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

The Insider, you may recall, has had a bit of an fixation with respect to Mr. Jew. Previous posts here, here and here.

(The shot above is a Times file photo of the Jews’ residence on Roosevelt Avenue. When the controversy over where Ed Jew lived first developed, the supervisor claimed he spent most of his time at a home in San Francisco, despite a glut of evidence to the contrary.)

Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
Under: Aaron Kinney, Burlingame, Ed Jew, Political Campaigns, San Mateo County | No Comments »

Ed Jew and his wife too


There’s only one mention of Lorene Chan in the federal complaint filed against her husband, suspended San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew, but it’s not flattering.

The affidavit details how the supervisor allegedly shook down the owner of a Quickly tapioca beverage store in his supervisorial district after Jew (pictured to the left) learned that the man had not applied for a conditional use permit to operate the store.

According to the FBI, the supervisor attempted to take advantage of a non-English-speaking Chinese immigrant who was leery of the City Hall bureaucracy when Jew allegedly requested $20,000 for help obtaining the permit from city planners.

Chan, who owns a home that she shares with her husband at 2116 Roosevelt Ave. in Burlingame, entered the picture on March 21 when the store owner and his female associate, who also did not speak English, visited Jew’s flower shop in Chinatown.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
Under: Aaron Kinney, Ed Jew | 1 Comment »