Report: G-Men Reached Out to Oakland Councilmembers Reid, McElhaney

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | G-Men were not only trolling San Francisco State Sen. Leland Yee, they were also snooping around Oakland City Hall, according to a report Monday in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Oakland Councilmembers Larry Reid and Lynette Gibson McElhaney were approached by an undercover F.B.I agent posing as a rich developer seeking to build in their respective districts, the paper reported.

According to the Chronicle, he specifically expressed interest in building a five-star hotel on Hegenberger Road near the Oakland Coliseum complex. Reid even took the suspected FBI agent on a tour of the property, located in his district.

The FBI, though, may have been targeting Dhar Mann, an Oakland businessman, with connections to the property, who plead guilty last December to defrauding the Oakalnd Redevelopment Agency $44,300.

McElhaney told the paper she wasn’t impressed with the prospective investor’s knowledge of development, while not knowing he was actually an undercover agent.

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