Tuesday, May 31, 2011 – 09:45 a.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 San Bernardino County Young Republicans PAC. The political action committee operated by San Bernardino County Assistant Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Matt Brown, but alleged to be “secretly” controlled by former County Supervisor Paul Biane.
Brown was also chief of staff to Biane.
Monies received by the PAC was disbursed to various local candidates and service vendors.
Yes, service vendors!
The filings reflect the following information.
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY YOUNG REPUBLICANS (MATT BROWN) STATUS: ACTIVE BALANCE AS OF 12/31/2010 = $37,548.68
COLONIES CONTRIBUTION $100,000.00 ON 06/15/2007 CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO COLONIES $ 7,500.00 CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AFTER COLONIES $ 20,000.00 PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR OVITT **NONE** PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR BIANE $ 10,460.56 CENTRAL COMM. ELECTION PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR POSTMUS **NONE** PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR GONZALES **NONE** PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR HANSBERGER **NONE** PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR DERRY **NONE** PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR MITZELFELT **NONE** CONSULTING FEE PAYMENT TO MATT BROWN **NONE** PAYMENTS BENEFITING MATT BROWN $ 11,603.04 CENTRAL COMM. ELECTION PAYMENT TO SBCO TAXPAYERS TO OPPOSE DERRY $ 40,000.00 PERIOD 1/1/08-5/17/08 PAYMENTS TO COMMITTEE TREASURER BETTY PRESLEY $ 8,940.00 ***Disbursements***
DATE PAYEE AMOUNT PURPOSE
05/29/07 CHRIS JONES CONSULTING $ 2,768.03 CAMPAIGN MAILERS 05/31/07 CHRIS JONES CONSULTING $ 2,741.87 CAMPAIGN MAILERS 10/31/07 BIEBER COMMUNICATIONS $ 8,605.25 CAMPAIGN MAILERS 11/30/07 VOTE JIM LINDLEY $ 250.00 CONTRIBUTION TO 03/18/08 MPR STRATEGIES (MIKE RICHMAN) $ 7,950.00 CAMPAIGN MAILERS 03/25/08 SBCO TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION PAC $ 40,000.00 CONTRIBUTION TO 05/01/08 COLTON CITIZENS FOR TRUTH $ 1,000.00 CONTRIBUTION TO 05/01/08 JC EVANS $ 360.00 CAMPAIGN MAILERS 05/01/08 TONY SICILIANI $ 4,720.00 CAMPAIGN MAILERS 05/08/08 CHRIS JONES CONSULTING $ 6,098.36 CAMPAIGN MAILERS 05/21/08 CHRIS JONES CONSULTING $ 1,712.20 CAMPAIGN MAILERS 05/22/08 TONY SICILIANI $ 3,873.64 CAMPAIGN MAILERS