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Examiner goes looking for Walter Wong and he’s nowhere to be found

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A key figure in the brouhaha over whether Mayor Ed Lee may have perjured himself during last week’s Ethics Commission proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi appears to be keeping a low profile. The Examiner’s Dan Schreiber has been trying to catch up with City Hall insider Walter Wong, who allegedly tried to broker a deal for a job for Mirkarimi if he stepped aside, something the mayor said he knew nothing about. And, for the Examiner anyway, he’s nowhere to be found.

Whether Wong is asked to appear before the Ethics Commission is anyone’s guess, but if so, the commission may need more luck finding him than the newspaper has had. An excerpt:

Several calls to Wong’s cellphone and San Francisco office have gone unreturned, and colleagues said he was unavailable due to “meetings in Chinatown.” Last week, a secretary said he was on business in China without a definite date of return. But one of Wong’s neighbors said via email that he was spotted leaving his home that same morning.

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