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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew appeared in court Friday where a judge sentenced him to more time in a county jail.
The disgraced former Sunset District supervisor appeared at the Hall of Justice in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid serving more jail time; this was in addition to the more than five years he served in a federal court sentence for bribery and extortion of bubble tea shopkeepers.
In 2008 Jew pleaded guilty and was convicted in a state court on perjury charges for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. His appeal to a judge last month to serve that time concurrently with his federal sentence was denied.
Jew’s attorney Stuart Hanlon had asked for home confinement and community service on behalf of his client. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Kay Tsenin took the middle ground and sentenced Jew to 60 days in jail, halftime, meaning 30 days behind bars, plus 200 hours of monitored community service.
“He’d rather not spend that 30 days in jail, but we’re not going to argue with the judge,” Hanlon said.
Hanlon criticized San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon for pushing alternative sentencing in public and on his website
Gascon said he’s disappointed with the judge’s decision and said that Jew’s sentence that ended up being “reduced” to one year, should have been more like 10 years.
“To say that this individual is basically going to be home monitored is very disturbing. I think it sets a very bad precedent,” he said.
Jew is expected to surrender to authorities next Thursday at 1 p.m.