UPDATE: Former SF Official Gets Maximum Despite Brain Claims

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Former SF supervisor Ed Jew was sentenced today to 64 months in jail by a judge in SF federal court.  Judge Susan Illston apparently rejected the claim that the defendant had been afflicted by childhood head injuries that first manifested themselves by causing him to take bribes 40 years later.

She also does not seem to have bought the argument that Ed actually intended to use the money to help the citizens of his district.  I guess he was keeping the money in his freezer so it would still be good when he got around to doing that.

The sentence is actually seven months longer than prosecutors had requested.

Link: San Francisco Examiner (April 3, 2009)