SF Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru resigns in wake of corruption scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru resigned Monday after being placed on leave for corruption charges, Mayor London Breed said.

"While I understand the desire for him to be fired immediately, it's important that we follow all the laws required to terminate a public employee, no matter the circumstances. Before this process had been completed, he submitted his resignation," Breed said.

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The resignation comes after Nuru and Lefty O'Douls owner Nick Bovis were arrested and charged for an alleged wire fraud and scheme to bribe a San Francisco airport commissioner.

Nuru had been placed on leave and removed from all decision-making since the arrest, and an acting director was appointed.

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"I will continue to support the full independent investigation underway to uncover any improper actions that were taken and recommend reforms to ensure they never happen again," Breed added.
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