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San Francisco DA Who Replaced Chesa Boudin Got Six-Figure Consulting Fee in Recall Effort

HeadlineAug 12, 2022

The San Francisco Chronicle reports at least seven employees with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office have resigned since Brooke Jenkins was appointed DA in July. She replaced former progressive DA Chesa Boudin, who was ousted by voters in June in a multimillion-dollar-funded special recall election led by the real estate industry. Fifteen other staff members were fired following the recall election. Jenkins previously said she volunteered in Boudin’s recall efforts. But records show she received over $100,000 as a consultant for a nonprofit called Neighbors for a Better San Francisco, which led efforts to recall Boudin. The nonprofit’s largest funder is billionaire and Republican political donor William Oberndorf. Chesa Boudin aimed to reform the criminal justice system but faced mounting attacks by the real estate industry.

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