- San Francisco State University's former director of environmental health and occupational safety, Robert Shearer, appeared in court Wednesday, facing 128 felony charges for allegedly taking bribes for a waste-disposal contract with Chemical Hazardous Material Technology that ended up costing the university millions of dollars.
- The 68-year-old didn't enter a plea to charges accusing him of accepting over $183,000, a Volvo and international plane tickets as payoffs over a seven-year period.
- Shearer told his bosses that the company's owner--Stephen Cheung, also charged--was the only bidder on the contract, though several companies put in lower bids, and Cheung collected a total of $4 million from the university as a result.
From the article:
... "When you consider that tuition for students at S.F. State has been going up consistently, and here you have a high-management level person that is stealing money and helping somebody else steal money, that is very, very troubling," Gascón said. ...