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George Shirakawa

Disgraced Former Santa Clara Supervisor Jailed For Year Over Misuse Of Funds

Disgraced former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa was sentenced to a year in county jail and three years of probation Friday for the 12 criminal counts he plead guilty to involving misuse of campaign and taxpayer funds.


George Shirakawa

Phil Matier: New Questions Over Santa Clara County Supervisor’s Spending

George Shirakawa, Jr., the already-embattled president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, is being asked to explain a “confusing trail of receipts” on his county-issued credit card.