Wednesday, May 18, 2011 – 01:00 p.m.

InlandPolitics has learned on May 12, 2011, the California Supreme Court reassigned the criminal appeal of former Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman Rex Gutierrez.

The appeal has been transferred to the 4th District Court of Appeal, Division 1, located in San Diego, California.

The appellate case was previously assigned to Division 2 of the same court district located in Riverside.

The reason for the move is unknown.

On December 15, 2010, Gutierrez was sentenced to 32 months in state prison on charges related to malfeasance involving his employment under former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus.

The appeal is being handled by attorney Richard Powers of Shingle Springs, California.