Terry McSweeney of ABC Channel 7 broke a sad and potentially dangerous scandal. This week San Francisco’s district attorney Gascon announced a major bribery scandal accusing city food safety inspectors of selling passing grades to restaurants. Gascon said a restaurant manager told Public Health Department officials in 2008 about a couple of its inspectors who were asking between $100 and $200 to avoid taking the food safety exams. If the restaurant managers paid, they were given the certification without taking the exams.
The suspects are facing felonies. They are Ajamu Stewart, who faces 9 years in state prison and Clifton Sanders, who faces 8 years in prison. Both face a $10,000 fine.