San Francisco judge orders former building inspection
manager to trial
By Adam Martin, Bay City News Service
March 2, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Former San Francisco Department
of Building Inspection manager Augustine Fallay will stand trial
on 26 criminal counts including soliciting and accepting bribes.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge James Robertson held Fallay
to answer on Wednesday following a preliminary hearing, according
to the San Francisco district attorney's office.
Fallay, 47, faces 11 felony counts of asking for and accepting
bribes, four felony counts of perjury, eight felony counts of
submitting false statements to an insurance company and three
misdemeanor counts of submitting false statements of economic
interests, the district attorney's office reported today.
Fallay was arrested Aug. 4. He headed the department's one stop
permitting program, where he allegedly asked for and received
bribes over a period of 12 years in return for favors he could
provide based on his position.
As part of his illegal compensation, Fallay allegedly had work
done on his kitchen, bathroom and entryway, and asked that a $50,000
loan be forgiven, the district attorney's office reported.
A phone call seeking comment from the Department of Building
Inspection today was not immediately returned.
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