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CA Sanitation Company Settles for $100M With Overcharged Costumers

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $100 million settlement with Recology after City Attorney Dennis Herrera sued the trash hauling monopoly over allegations of illegal gifts and inflated customer rates due to underreported revenue.

The lawsuit followed a federal investigation of City Hall corruption that first became public with last year’s arrest of former Public Works head Mohammed Nuru, who has been charged with fraud.

Under the settlement, both residential and commercial customers will receive a refund for the overcharges dating back to 2017, when the rates were set erroneously through the city’s rate-setting process after Recology submitted incorrect information on its revenues. The refund includes 5% interest.

Read the source article at sfexaminer.com

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