Protestors hound Jew after hearing
By Emmett Berg
August 20, 2007
The lawyer for Supervisor Ed Jew told a judge today that his
client would stand by his original plea of not guilty to allegations
that Jew lied about living in San Francisco in order to win elected
The supervisor did not speak during this morning's arraignment
hearing in San Francisco Superior Court and left afterward without
Prosecutors claim in nine felony charges that Jew falsely claimed
residency in San Francisco and lied on official documents leading
up to his successful bid for a seat on the Board of Supervisors
Jew's case and his claims of innocence have been ongoing this
summer. His appearance in San Francisco Superior Court today was
necessary after a judge in a preliminary hearing earlier this
month ruled that the evidence against him was serious enough for
a trial on felony charges.
His trial must by law occur within the next 60 days, but it will
be Sept. 28 before Jew is likely to appear in court again. Jury
selection for his trial will begin that day. A pretrial hearing
is set for Sept. 10 but Jew will not be required to attend.
After the hearing Jew was met outside the Hall of Justice by
about a half-dozen protesters chanting and waving signs that asked
the supervisor to resign.
As Jew slowly made his way down Bryant Street flanked by protesters
and members of the media, a pickup truck drove near and a man
inside called out, "Hang in there, Ed."
The supervisor waved and responded, "Thank you! Thank you
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