Crooked Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan improperly intervened with the county Probation Department to help secure a contract for a mega-church in her district.
The story began in 2012 when the Probation Department entered into a $30,000 contract with Acts Full Gospel Church in East Oakland to act as spiritual counsel to the estimated 120 teens being housed at Juvenile Hall in San Leandro and the neighboring Camp Sweeney, a prison for teens.
Over the next two years, the church’s contract rose to $90,000 annually.
The church sought another big increase for 2015. Enter Chan, the former state assemblywoman whose supervisorial district includes the church.
Chan wanted $100,000.
A grand jury concluded in its report that Chan had “exceeded” her authority by getting involved in the contract process.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle