It is done.

According to the Chronicle, a "federal grand jury indicted suspended San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew today on charges of soliciting $80,000 in bribes from local businesses by threatening their city permits."

Jew was indicted on charges mail fraud, bribery, and extortion (i.e., his plan to bribe Quickly owners with licensing problems.) Other bits of downfall glory include such antics as accepting $4,000 (in cash!) from the owners of Wonderful Desserts and Cafe, and...well, you know how the story goes.

Charlene Thornton, special agent in charge of the FBI's San Francisco office, goes on to tell the Chronicle, "[w]hen public servants betray the people's trust for the sake of personal gain, they deeply wound the democratic principles upon which this society is founded." Alas.

As of now his lawyers are mute with regards to any public statement. Disgraced supervisor Ed Jew will be arraigned on the indictment tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

Read more about it here, here, and here.