Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/05/2011 05:54:49 PM PDT

A committee of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) board will meet Thursday afternoon to discuss the selection process for a new interim director at the airport.

Former interim executive director Donald L. Rogers resigned on Sept. 28, a week after the FBI raided the airport, serving six warrants there and one at the gated Riverside mansion rented by airport developer Scot Spencer.

Sam Racadio, a SBIAA board member and former Highland city manager, said suggestions for Rogers’ replacement will likely not be touched upon at the meeting.

Assistant Airport Director Mike Burrows is temporarily serving as interim director until the SBIAA board selects a full-time replacement.

“I have a high regard for Mike Burrows, but I haven’t had a chance to talk to the board members about what they’re looking for,” Racadio said.

Federal agents are investigating allegations of conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, wire fraud, mail fraud and theft and fraud involving programs receiving federal funds. They are also trying to determine the extent and nature of the relationships between Rogers, Spencer, former airport director Thomas “T. Milford” Harrison, Spencer’s father George Spencer, and San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris, among others.

During Monday night’s San Bernardino City Council meerting, Councilwoman Wendy McCammack suggested that Morris remove himself from presiding over the airport’s boards during the FBI investigation.

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