Jen was arrested yesterday with an associate, Jian Min Fong, who faces 88 felony charges related to the alleged fraud. The projects for which documents were forged were primarily residential, Harris said, although they also include the landmark renovation of the Richmond District's Alexandria Theater.
Harris also said prosecutors are continuing to look into whether any city officials in the Department of Building Inspection were complicit in Jen's crimes, since hundreds of forged documents -- remarkably -- passed through City Hall without anybody raising a red flag.
"We still have many questions, and the investigation is ongoing," Harris said.
Jen is something of a legendary scofflaw in San Francisco, and already owes the city more than a million dollars in civil penalties for code violations.
He has also been the subject of investigations into multiple
house-fires that appeared suspicious, including a blaze that
consumed his neighbor's house after she complained about code violations
on his property. He has never been charged in connection with the
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