The Oklahoman

DOJ: San Francisco trash company to pay $36M for bribery


The trash disposal companies that serve San Francisco have agreed to pay a $36 million criminal penalty for their role in a wide-ranging federal public corruption probe involving the city’s former public works director.

The three subsidiari­es of Recology Inc. admitted to conspiring to bribe the former director and agreed to cooperate in investigat­ions for three years in exchange for the government deferring prosecutio­n, acting U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds announced Thursday. A judge must sign off on the agreement.

Prosecutor­s say the companies, which have a monopoly in San Francisco, conspired to bribe Mohammed Nuru from 2014 through January 2020, when the then-director of the Department of Public Works was arrested and charged with fraud.

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