Sunday, May 29, 2011 – 10:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 – 08:09 a.m.

A review of public records from 2007-2009 show alleged bribes, made in the form of political action contributions by Colonies Partners, inexplicably went far and wide.

Not politicians pockets as has been portrayed in the media.

Not to any certain official as alleged in court filings.

A thorough review of campaign disclosure documents filed with the California Secretary of State and San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters reveals some very interesting information.

In this article we take a look at the Inland Empire PAC. The committee operated by High Desert Developer John Defazio, but alleged to be “secretly” controlled by former Assessor and County Supervisor Bill Postmus.

Monies received by the PAC was disbursed to various state and local candidates and service vendors.

Yes, service vendors!

The filings reflect the following information.

COLONIES CONTRIB                                $ 50,000.00 ON 7/05/07
COLONIES CONTRIB TRANS FROM REP MAJ PAC         $ 43,455.41 ON 8/17/07
CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO COLONIES        $ 93,000.00 EXCLUDES COLONIES
CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AFTER COLONIES		$176,549.00 EXCLUDES COLONIES
PAYMENTS MADE BENEFITING SUPERVISOR OVITT	**NONE**
PAYMENTS MADE BENEFITING SUPERVISOR BIANE	$ 12,000.00
PAYMENTS MADE BENEFITING ASSESSOR POSTMUS	$ 50,000.00
LOANS FROM POSTMUS ASSESSOR COMMITTEE		$ 16,500.00 $4,500.00 OUTSTANDING
PAYMENTS MADE BENEFITING SUPERVISOR GONZALES	$  1,000.00
PAYMENTS MADE BENEFITING SUPERVISOR HANSBERGER	$  3,500.00
PAYMENTS MADE BENEFITING SUPERVISOR DERRY	$ 13,000.00
PAYMENTS TO SBCO TAXPAYERS ASSN.(OPPOSE DERRY) 	$  5,000.00
PAYMENTS MADE BENEFITING SUPERVISOR MITZELFELT	$107,500.00
LOAN TO SUPERVISOR MITZELFELT COMMITTEE		$ 30,000.00 REPAID PER. 1/1-3/17/08
PAYMENTS MADE BENEFITING MARK KIRK		$  2,000.00 CITY COUNCIL CAMPAIGN
FEE PAYMENT TO JOHN DEFAZIO			**NONE**
FEE PAYMENT TO MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)	$ 12,600.00
PAYMENTS TO COMMITTEE TREASURER BETTY PRESLEY	$ 12,200.00
***Disbursements***
DATE	 PAYEE					        AMOUNT      PURPOSE
02/27/07 ADAM ALEMAN					$  1,012.19 FUNDRAISING
03/01/07 ANTHONY ADAMS FOR ASSEMBLY			$  3,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
03/01/07 PAUL BIANE FOR SUPERVISOR			$ 12,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
04/23/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BRAD MITZELFELT		$ 20,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
05/22/07 BOB SMITH FOR ASSEMBLY				$  2,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/07/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BRAD MITZELFELT		$  5,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/29/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BRAD MITZELFELT		$ 30,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/29/07 FRIENDS OF CURT HAGMAN				$  1,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/29/07 NEIL DERRY FOR SUPERVISOR			$ 10,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/29/07 RUSS BOGH LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE			$  1,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/29/07 STRICKLAND FOR SENATE 2008                     $  3,600.00 CONTRIBUTION
07/11/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT JIM NEHMENS			$ 10,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
08/15/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT JIM NEHMENS			$  2,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
08/17/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BILL POSTMUS                $ 15,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
08/17/07 FRIENDS OF RUSS BLEWETT                        $    500.00 CONTRIBUTION
08/24/07 RUSS BOGH LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE			$  3,200.00 CONTRIBUTION
08/27/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BILL POSTMUS                $ 10,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
09/04/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BILL POSTMUS                $ 10,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
09/04/07 FIONA MA FOR ASSEMBLY				$  3,200.00 CONTRIBUTION
09/12/07 COMMITTEE TO REELECT JIM NEHMENS               $  1,500.00 CONTRIBUTION
09/18/07 BOB SMITH FOR ASSEMBLY				$    600.00 CONTRIBUTION
09/18/07 FRIENDS OF CURT HAGMAN                         $  2,600.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/10/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BRAD MITZELFELT		$ 12,500.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/10/07 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)			$  1,400.00 CONSULTING FEE
10/23/07 FRIENDS OF JOSEPH TURNER			$    950.00 CONTRIBUTION
11/02/07 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)			$  1,400.00 CONSULTING FEE
11/30/07 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BRAD MITZELFELT		$  2,500.00 CONTRIBUTION
11/30/07 HANSBERGER FOR SUPERVISOR			$  1,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
11/30/07 JOSIE GONZALES FOR SUPERVISOR			$  1,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
12/03/07 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)			$  1,400.00 CONSULTING FEE
01/03/08 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)			$  1,400.00 CONSULTING FEE
02/01/08 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)			$  1,400.00 CONSULTING FEE
02/27/08 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BILL POSTMUS                $ 10,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
03/03/08 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)			$  1,400.00 CONSULTING FEE
03/12/08 HANSBERGER FOR SUPERVISOR			$  2,500.00 CONTRIBUTION
03/17/08 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BRAD MITZELFELT		$  7,500.00 CONTRIBUTION
03/28/08 FRIENDS OF KEN MADDOX				$    150.00 CONTRIBUTION
04/01/08 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)			$  1,400.00 CONSULTING FEE
05/20/08 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)			$  1,400.00 CONSULTING FEE
05/22/08 SBCO TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION PAC (MATT BROWN)	$  3,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
05/30/08 SBCO TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION PAC (MATT BROWN)	$  2,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/01/08 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN)			$  1,400.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/16/08 COMMITTEE TO ELECT BILL POSTMUS                $  5,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/16/08 COMMITTEE TO ELECT RICK ROELLE			$  5,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/16/08 FRIENDS OF RUSS BLEWETT                        $  7,500.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/16/08 NEIL DERRY FOR SUPERVISOR                      $  3,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/16/08 PROBOLSKY RESEARCH, LLC                        $  7,500.00 POLLING
10/29/08 COMMITTEE TO ELECT CHARLIE GLASPER             $    250.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/29/08 COMMITTEE TO ELECT STEVE BAISDEN               $    250.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/29/08 FRIENDS OF GINGER COLEMAN                      $  2,500.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/29/08 FRIENDS OF RUSS BLEWETT                        $  4,100.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/29/08 STRICKLAND FOR SENATE 2008                     $  3,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/30/08 CHRIS LINDSAY FOR SCHOOL BOARD                 $  5,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/30/08 FRIENDS OF GINGER COLEMAN                      $  2,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/30/08 FRIENDS OF RUSS BLEWETT                        $  1,400.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/30/08 MARK KIRK FOR CITY COUNCIL			$  2,000.00 CONTRIBUTION