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