Former Assessor Bill Postmus
10:39 PM PDT on Thursday, August 12, 2010
By IMRAN GHORI
Published: 7/12/2010 08:22 PM
Bill Postmus, who was once one of the most powerful public officials in San Bernardino County as chairman of the Board of Supervisors, was arrested in court Thursday morning by bailiffs who suspected he was on drugs.
The former San Bernardino County assessor who resigned the post after being arrested in a wide-ranging corruption scandal, showed up in court late. He was red-faced and breathing hard as he raced into the courtroom for what was supposed to be a routine court appearance in a case that includes charges of grand theft and possession of narcotics.