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Supervisor Ed Jew Under Fire

San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew, who represents the heavily Chinese 4th District, at a board meeting Tuesday. The FBI is investigating whether Jew accepted a $40,000 bribe from a group of businessmen seeking a city permit. Jew, the county’s only Asian American supervisor, is also the subject of an inquiry by the San Francisco city attorney into whether he lives in the 4th District. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Dave Pon, 56, a third-generation Chinese American and flower shop owner, talks about Supervisor Ed Jew outside a San Francisco market. He said Jew had become a liability for hardworking Chinese immigrants. “Ed Jew doesn’t just represent one section of San Francisco. He represents the Chinese people in a way. And he’s becoming an embarrassment. What he’s doing looks bad for all of us.” (Robert Durell / LAT)
San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew listed in records this home on 28th Avenue in the 4th District as his primary residence, but an investigation by City Atty. Dennis Herrera found that Jew only recently moved to the house. Neighbors say Jew began showing up there only after news of his residency issues hit the local papers. (Robert Durell / LAT)