The San Bernardino County Public Defender was replaced and outside counsel was appointed for former Assessor Bill Postmus this morning during a hearing in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Judge Michael Dest barked at Postmus when Postmus attempted to inform the court he didn’t want to be represented by the conflict panel. Dest told Postmus something to the affect of if you don’t like it you can pay for your own attorney.

Redlands Attorney Richard Farquhar was appointed as defense counsel.

Principals for the San Bernardino County Conflict Defense Panel were observed hovering outside the courtroom.