"Trophy" Real Estate Developer Snagged Poaching Steelhead

April 12, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Apparently living across from Robin Williams and flying on Gulfstreams don’t automatically exempt Luke Brugnara from having to live like the rest of us when it comes to endangered steelhead. “It’s been a bad month for Brugnara, who also was charged recently with filing false tax returns. With a real estate portfolio that includes a 16-story office building in San Francisco valued at $24.6 million and a home worth $7.5 million, Brugnara has a theory about why law enforcement officers are on his case: jealousy.” Patrick May and Mark Gomez in the Mercury News.