"Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew sentenced to five and a half years in prison for fraud & extortion," says CBS 5.
The disgraced former supe, as most of you know by now, tried extorting Chinese immigrant owners of Sunset District Quickly for $84,000, Not so effectively preying upon the same people he promised to support during his campaign.
During her ruling, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston said, "I don't think this was a lapse in judgment or a poor decision. This was a corrupt act." The five-plus year sentence was more than the four years and nine months that prosecutors recommended. Ouch.
More jail time could be tacked on to today's sentence as Jew will soon face the state court for felony perjury. If you recall, he also fibbed about where he lived. (Because Burlingame? Isn't even in San Francisco, Ed.)