San Francisco Police Officer Charged with Embezzlement and Vehicle Registration Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2011

CONTACT:
Erica Terry Derryck, DA Gascón, (415) 553-1167
ADA Seth Steward, DA Gascón, (415) 553-1014


SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced today that San Francisco Police Officer Gregory Hui, age 45, has been charged with two felony counts of violating the California Vehicle Code and one misdemeanor count of embezzlement.

“Police officers are sworn to uphold the law and protect the public,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “When they violate the law and public trust, they must be held accountable, particularly when the allegations involve on-duty conduct. The law must apply to everyone equally.”

The defendant was arrested on February 2, 2011 with bail set at $18,000. An arraignment date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, Hui was working as a patrol officer in the Richmond District in January 2010, when he pulled over a car for having a defective brake light. Hui allegedly cited and admonished the driver for having an improper registration sticker on his car. Hui allegedly then took the registration sticker from the car, stole the registration sticker, and put it on a car that he co-owned, which had an expired registration.

Hui is charged with two felony counts for violating California Vehicle Code Sections 4463(a)(1) and 4463(a)(2) and one count of violating California Penal Code Section 504, misdemeanor embezzlement.

This case was investigated by the San Francisco Police Department’s Internal Affairs-Criminal Investigation Unit, and is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Marc Katz of the Public Integrity Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.