July 25, 2011 2:13 PM

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) • Former San Bernardino County supervisor Bill Postmus says he leaked confidential information about negotiations to settle a multimillion-dollar lawsuit with a developer.

Postmus told a grand jury that he sent messages to Colonies Partners’ co-managing partner Jeff Burum during closed-session meetings in 2006.

The meetings addressed how the county would fight a lawsuit filed by the developer over a flood-control dispute.

The testimony released Friday is part of an ongoing corruption probe into the county’s $102 million settlement with Colonies.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Sunday that testimony showed Burum got updates from Postmus and other officials who received political contributions from Colonies.

Burum’s attorney called the testimony unreliable.

Postmus pleaded guilty in March to participating in a conspiracy involving bribery and extortion and is cooperating with authorities.

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