Postmus’ guilty plea
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/30/2011 08:53:17 PM PDT

The repercussions of a guilty plea to corruption charges by former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus are expected to be discussed Tuesday when county attorneys brief the Board of Supervisors in a closed-door session.

Prosecutors say Postmus’ admission on Monday to accepting bribes from a Rancho Cucamonga developer, which led to Postmus’ vote to approve a $102 million legal settlement in the developer’s favor, may result in a civil action by the county to void the landmark settlement.

“It is likely that county counsel on Tuesday will at the very least advise the board in closed session that it is analyzing the possible implications of the Postmus plea and will report back to the board at a later date,” county spokesman David Wert said Wednesday.

He said it is highly unlikely that the board will take any action on the matter Tuesday.

County supervisors have declined to speak publicly on the matter since Postmus entered his plea late Monday afternoon in San Bernardino Superior Court.

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