In recent years, serious questions have mounted concerning the legality of Hunter Biden’s business dealings. However, Biden isn’t the only child of a famous Democrat to come under scrutiny.
The Daily Mail revealed on Sunday that it has uncovered a “smoking gun” connecting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s son to a San Francisco bribery scandal.
Allegations tied to “squalid” building owned by ex-girlfriend of Pelosi’s son
It stated that the case revolves around building inspector Bernie Curran and ‘permits expeditor’ Rodrigo Santos, both of whom are under federal indictment.
Prosecutors say Santos convinced property owners to make donations to a rugby club that Curran is fond of. In return, Curran is alleged to have “turned a blind eye” to problems that would have normally prevented the donors from receiving building permits.
As the Daily Mail stated, “One such person, identified only as Client 9 in charging documents wrote a $1,500 check to the club to help remove violations from the squalid ‘residential hotel’ on Utah Street” owned by Karena Apple Feng, a former girlfriend of Rep. Pelosi’s son Paul Pelosi Jr.
What’s more, the paper pointed to text messages exchanged obtained by federal authorities that they allege show Santos and Client 9 discussing how to go about arranging a bribe to obtain permits from Curran:
‘I will forward the address to Curran. He will abate it,’ Santos, 63, allegedly wrote to his client in September 2017. ‘Please drop off a check payable to Golden Gate Youth [Rugby] Association for $1k. Bernie’s nonprofit.’‘With pleasure,’ Client 9 replied, and later sent Santos a picture of a $1,500 check with the message: ‘made the donation and it is being sent today.’
The Daily Mail noted that Client 9 has not been officially identified and is only described as “an individual working on behalf of the owners of the property located on the 1300 block of Utah Street.”
Documents identify Paul Pelosi Jr. as “the party legally and financially responsible”
However, it published photographs of signed documents in which the younger Pelosi identified himself as “the party legally and financially responsible for this proposed construction activity” at the hotel.
What’s more, a permit for that property signed by Curran the same day features an identical application number as the one found on Pelosi’s documents.
“The documents are the latest in a growing pile of evidence suggesting the Speaker’s son is Client 9,” the Daily Mail wrote, adding that he has been questioned by the FBI.