Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 | Evan McLaughlin‘s “Sewer Case Unclogged” column actually exposed UCAN’s latest betrayal of San Diego residential sewer customers.

The bottom line is that the Murphy-Sanders sewer billing fraud has so far stolen at least $200 million from overcharged San Diego residential customers, but now lead plaintiff Michael Shames has “agreed” to end the lawsuit with a mere $35 million net refund betrayal of residential customers, while at the same time, Michael Shames and UCAN joined in the fraud by stealing $5 million more from the residential customers for themselves!

That’s not “unclogged,” our sewers are now overflowing with lawyers.

We should have known that citizens of San Diego would be betrayed unhappily ever after since James Goldsborough exposed the Union-Tribune establishment as the root cause of all San Diego corruption in his column a while back. And now even Michael Shames and UCAN have jumped into the U-T sewer to get their own share of the fleecing of San Diego taxpayers and ratepayers while the fleecing and corruption have gotten even further out of control under U-T’s Mayor Sanders.

So the newest question is:

Who is going to protect San Diego consumers from UCAN?

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