Feds Raids Home of Far-Left Oakland Mayor

(UnitedHeadlines.com) – On June 20, the home of Democratic Oakland, California, Mayor Sheng Thao was raided by more than a dozen federal law enforcement officials.

A video shows the agents entering the home on Maiden Lane and removing items, including large plastic tubs, paper boxes, and clipboards. The raid was conducted one day after a recall campaign to remove Thao from office, organized by Oakland United to Recall Sheng Thao (OUST), garnered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Thao’s home was not the only one searched by FBI agents. The FBI served warrants and conducted searches at the home of recycling company Cal Waste Solutions president and CEO David Duong, his son Andy Duong, and Cal Waste Solutions company offices. The company, founded in 1992, runs the city’s curbside recycling program.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, responsible for investigating crimes including mail fraud, was also involved with the raids and was spotted at one of the properties searched.

Following the raids, the Oakland chapter of the NAACP called for Thao, who has not been seen publicly since the raids, to resign.

Thao’s connections to the Duong family are also the subject of an ethics investigation by the Oakland Public Ethics Commission that began in 2019 regarding alleged illegal campaign contributions made by members of the Duong family.

According to court records, the alleged scheme involved donations made between 2013 and 2018 to Thao and other city council candidates in El Cerrito, Oakland, and San Jose. In an attempt to “circumvent various restrictions” regarding maximum donation amounts, the family allegedly used “straw donors,” who the family reimbursed for their donations. The investigation revealed that Thao received seven donations for her 2018 City Council campaign that were determined to be straw donations, which were reimbursed by or on behalf of Andy Duong.

Court documents show that the donations were made to the candidates while the city and Cal Waste Solutions negotiated to relocate the company’s West Oakland facility.

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