San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday issued 14 more subpoenas tied to the public corruption probe involving former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and restaurateur Nick Bovis.
Thursday's announcement is the second round of subpoenas issued by Herrera. On Feb. 12, the city attorney issued 10 subpoenas to several companies and organizations, including PG&E, the San Francisco Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Clean City Coalition.
"Make no mistake, we’re following the evidence wherever it leads," Herrera said in a statement. "We’re not going to stop until we get to the bottom of this. San Francisco has always been a leader, and we’re going to make sure that we lead when it comes to clean government."
The new round of subpoenas are focused on the mixed-use project at 555 Fulton Street and on Walter Wong, a permit expediter and contractor, according to the City Attorney's Office.
Nuru, who earlier this month resigned from his post as San Francisco Public Works Director, is at the center of a public corruption investigation.
Nuru has been charged federally with corruption and lying to the FBI. Bovis is charged with attempting to give a $5,000 bribe an airport commissioner to obtain a lucrative airport concession lease.
Federal authorities allege Bovis got inside information from Nuru to help him bid on a contract to provide portable public bathrooms. The city’s corruption probe identified a $171,000 DPW contract with SMTM Technology LLC, a firm tied to Bovis.
Updates to come.
More coverage of the public corruption probe can be found here.