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Alameda County Auditor Candidate Accused Of Lying About Where She Lives

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SAN LEANDRO (KPIX 5) — Kathleen Knox said she vows to fight waste and fraud in her campaign for Alameda County Auditor and Controller. But the District Attorney has filed charges against Knox, saying she lied about where she lives.

Knox claims she lives at 1345 Clark Street in San Leandro. KPIX 5 visited the address on Friday and found the Rose Gate assisted living facility, a business that she owns.

Neighbors said that Knox does not live at that address. “I don’t see her here except to run the business,” said Rick Nicholas, who lives nearby. “I don’t see her here all the time.  I might see her here once every two or three weeks.”

Investigators believe Knox lives at a home in Danville. People who live in the Danville neighborhood told KPIX 5 that she has lived there for several years.

“She has had a couple of different parties.  I know her children are always present.  So yeah, as far as I know, she definitely lives in the house across the street,” said Brian Banson of Danville.

Her neighbors said they had no idea that she is running for office in Alameda County.

“It’s a shocker it’s her, somebody that I know,” Nicholas said.

The Alameda County District Attorney on Thursday charged Knox with six felony counts, including perjury. If convicted, she could spend years behind bars.

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew was recently released from state prison for corruption and lying about living in the city when he and his family actually lived in neighboring San Mateo County.

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