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Is Oakland the Worst City in the USA? Mayor's House Raided by FBI


At least four houses in Oakland were raided by the FBI on Thursday morning with one of the residences belonging to Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao.
One other house was identified as belonging to Andy Duong, a member of a family that owns Cal Waste Solutions. Cal Waste Solutions has been investigated over campaign contributions to Thao and other elected city officials. That was back in 2020.
“The FBI is conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity on Maiden Lane. We are unable to provide additional information at this time”, the FBI said in a statement.
As if Thao didn’t have enough to worry about, the Oakland registrar’s office announced on Wednesday that enough signatures had been gathered to place the petition to recall Thao on the November ballot.
Oakland United to Recall Sheng Thao (OUST), the campaign spearheading the recall effort, submitted 40,000 signatures before the July 22 deadline.
Supporters of OUST say they want Thao gone because of the high crime rate, the firing of the Oakland police chief, and the loss of the MLB team the Oakland Athletics.

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