Back in August 2005, FBI agents and district attorney's investigators swarmed the city's Department of Building Inspection during business hours and arrested midlevel manager Gus Fallay on bribery charges. Fallay was led away in handcuffs, even though his attorney had previously offered to surrender his client to avoid a public scene. Later that day, District Attorney Kamala Harris prematurely crowed to the Chronicle, "This is bribery, the worst form of corruption that exists." Meanwhile, Mayor Gavin Newsom, who had vowed to clean up the notoriously corrupt department, scored Fallay's arrest as a feather in his cap. Not long thereafter,... More >>>