No Prison for SF Real Estate Mogul Convicted in Bribery Scheme

Siri, show me "It's a Wonderful Life", but make it Klept.

Makras was convicted in U.S. District Court earlier this year in a case built on the same federal corruption probe that toppled other powerful players in city politics. Namely, former Public Utility Commission head Harlan Kelly and ex-Public Works boss Mohammed Nuru [who] was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud in January. [...]

While Makras did not write the court himself, a long list of supporters did, including former mayor Willie Brown and, lastly, Makras' wife, Farah Makras.

She wrote that her husband believes in the rule of law and is the most honest and humble man she knows, and asked the judge for leniency. In fact, she wrote he is so humble he drives friends like Mayor Brown to the opera in the "cheapest little Toyota Tacoma Truck."

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