|Former Mayor Willie Brown stood behind his former City Manager Ed Lee at Lee's swearing in as interim mayor in January 2011. Lee then used the advantage of appointed incumbency to win the 2011 mayoral election, with the backing of Brown, and San Francisco Congresswoman and Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, and former Mayor, now Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Last Week Mayor Lee testified, with one of Northern California's best trial lawyers present as his Legal Counsel, that he could not remember approving Government Computer Solutions, Inc. as a city contractor, even though his staff had told him that the company was "fraudulent from the start."|
For the transcript of this KPFA Weekend News report, see http://www.anngarrison.com/audio/san-francisco-mayor-ed-lee-and-former-mayor-willie-brown-implicated-in-fraud-and-corruption.
For Luke Thomas's article, "Lackluster finish to case that made serious political charges," see http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2012/02/16/lackluster-finish-case-made-serious-political-charges