By Robert Haugh
The Grand Jury released transcripts last week about the indictment against Santa Clara Councilmember Anthony Becker.
The big reveal was that former 49ers exec Rahul Chandhok is a key witness against Becker.
The transcripts also show that Santa Clara Councilmember Suds Jain’s testimony was also key evidence to build the charge against Becker.
According to media reports, Jain said he spoke to Becker two weeks before his Grand Jury testimony in March.
Under oath, Jain testified that Becker leaked the confidential Grand Jury report to Carolyn Schuk of the Silicon Valley Voice.
“To be honest, I wish he hadn’t told me,” Jain said of Becker. “But he did, and so I have to report it today.”
Jain admitted to knowing about the leak for weeks but never reported it. Jain also suggests that he’s only reporting it because he’s under oath in front of the Grand Jury.
Jain has a history of publicly lying in Santa Clara when he’s not under oath.
During his campaign for City Council in 2020, Jain claimed he could vote on downtown issues even though his wife, Lori Jain, worked at Santa Clara University.
Jain knew that was false because he was barred from voting on downtown issues because of Lori’s employment when he was on the Planning Commission.
Here’s a summary of Jain’s history of false statements about his financial conflicts.
Jain is also the Chair of the Council’s Government and Ethics Committee. (Yup, no kidding).
They’re the group that buried and ignored the Civil Grand Jury report that blew the whistle on the 49er Five’s close relationship with the team.
This is a developing story.