Nancy Pelosi’s son, Paul Jr, has been accused of bribing a SanFrancisco official to remove permit violations on a property his girlfriend owns. This is not the first time Paul Jr has been investigated:
- The 52-year-old joined the board of a biofuel company after it defrauded investors according to an SEC ruling, and whose CEO was convicted after bribing Georgia officials
- Pelosi Jr. was president of an environmental investment firm that turned out to be a front for two convicted fraudsters
- He joined a lithium mining company and received millions of shares, allegedly issued as part of a massive $164 million fraud
- He was vice president of a company previously embroiled in an investigation of scam calls that targeted senior citizens
- He has close business ties with a man accused by the Department of Justice of running a fake UN charity that stole investors’ money
- A medical company Pelosi Jr. worked for tested drugs on people without FDA authorization, according to an FDA investigation
Okay. I grant you that it’s possible for someone to go work for a company that is engaged in fraud without their knowing it. It happens. But, six times? Now, that seems pretty far-fetched. Sure, I killed six people but in each case, I did not know the gun was loaded. If you were on the jury would you accept his defense?
Now, he is facing charges that he bribed a San Francisco official to make the violations at a hotel his girlfriend owns go away. City permit expeditor Rodrigo Santos was indicted on charges he accepted bribes to give owners a clean bill of health on their properties. It is believed Paul Pelosi is referred to as “Client-9” named in the charging documents. Client 9 wrote a check for $1,500 to the Rugby Club, which Santos owns.
Mission Local reported:
An inspector at the Department of Building Inspection says that Paul Pelosi, Jr. asked him to “take care of” violations at “The Pit,” a squalid Mission District residential hotel at 1312 Utah St.
This is the same building at which federal charging documents recount the unnamed “Client-9” participating in an alleged bribery scheme in 2017 with indicted permit expediter Rodrigo Santos and former senior inspector Bernie Curran to ameliorate violations in which mandated fixes were never made.
“Client-9” is described in federal documents as “an individual working on behalf of the owners of the property.” This was how Pelosi represented himself to DBI employees in 2018 while attempting to mitigate the so-called Pit’s myriad issues. And, a building inspector now tells Mission Local, it’s how Pelosi represented himself when attempting to personally enlist him to do away with persistent violations on the property.
Following the inspector’s advice would involve actually fixing the problems. The solution “Client-9” hit upon — purportedly bribing Curran at Santos’ urging — would seem to be faster and cheaper than actually spending money to remedy violations. The violation Curran signed off on was, in fact, never fixed.