September 16, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to sentence a former San Francisco supervisor to nearly five years in prison for trying to shake down city business owners with planning permit problems.
Prosecutors filed a motion Monday asking that Ed Jew get 57 months when he's sentenced Friday. Jew's lawyers say they plan to ask for a sentence of one year and one day.
The rookie politician pleaded guilty in October to three felony charges that he extorted $40,000 from fast-food restaurant owners participating in an FBI sting.
Jew resigned from the city's Board of Supervisors in January 2008 after serving two years representing the western side of San Francisco.
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