I had call from a reporter for a local newspaper yesterday. During the converstaion an interesting discussion ensued over the recently submitted claim against the county by former San Bernardino County Administrative Officer Mark Uffer.

A claim is usually a precursor to the filing of a lawsuit.

After the reporter and I hashed out a couple of Uffer’s fictitious assertions with some objective facts, a subject came up that apparently is a hot issue with many.

The subject being Uffer’s own actions in filing his claim, a public document.

The actions in question is Uffer’s own breach of county attorney-client privilege and dissemination of confidential personnel information involving other county employees.

In their zeal to proclaim Uffer as a victim, Uffer and his counsel apparently figured that the wrongs allegegd to have been committed by the county and others against Uffer, must certainly override all of Uffer’s duties to his former employer.

Since Uffer is a self-proclaimed whistleblower.

The funny part of the conversation with the reporter was we agreed that Uffer’s tactics resembled those of former Assistant Assessor Adam Aleman.

Aleman who is a key witness in the county corruption probe has spent months planting stories with dozens of individuals in the hope that those persons would some how develop an independent recollection of what he told them.

It didn’t work.

Witness tampering anyone? No, after all this is San Bernardino County.

Uffer appears to be trying to employ the same tactic by telling others he was a whistleblower, but only after he had already been dismissed by county supervisors.

After all, if no one knew what Uffer was doing, how could there be any retaliation against him.

You know what they say about weaving those webs.