SAN FRANCISCO -- Prosecutors say a former director at San Francisco State University and a local vendor are facing a total of 246 felony charges in connection with an alleged bribery scheme on campus.
District Attorney George Gascon says Robert Shearer, SFSU's former director of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety, and vendor Stephen Cheung appeared in court Wednesday to face charges for their alleged roles in the scheme. They did not enter pleas and were ordered to return to court Friday.
Prosecutors say Shearer accepted bribes from Cheung in exchange for approving multiple payments to Cheung's waste disposal company totaling millions of dollars and renewing Cheung's contract with the university.
Cheung allegedly gave Shearer a Volvo car, paid for overseas plane tickets and cash totaling more than $180,000 from 2002 to 2009. Both men are being held in custody on $5 million bail.