Senior Building Inspector Under Investigation in San Francisco

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Having admitted to accepting a previously unreported loan of $180,000 from Freydoon Ghassemzadeh, whose family operates SIA Consulting and development, a San Francisco Building Inspector that signed-off on a number of SIA Consulting’s projects in San Francisco is now under investigation and has been placed on administrative leave.

According to J.K. Dineen at the Chronicle, Senior Building Inspector Bernard Curran failed to disclose the $180,000 loan until after being questioned by the City Attorney’s office in conjunction with the ongoing investigation into corruption within San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection (DBI), wasn’t clear with respect to his plans for paying back the loan, and appears to have provided sign-offs on SIA Consulting projects that were outside of the district he oversaw…(more)

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