Monday, October 31, 2011 – 03:30 p.m.

As predicted the U.S. Department of Justice has a task force examining the financial situation of Victorville, California.

The Daily Press, in a late morning story, is reporting the existence of a Joint Task Force involving at least the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the San Bernardino County Grand Jury.

The article also says the focus extends as far back as former city manager Jon Roberts.

Expect the examination of Roberts to spread to former Mayor Terry Caldwell, who abruptly decided to not seek reelection last year, and William “Buck” Johns, chief executive officer of Newport Beach-based Inland Energy.

Johns has been enjoying the cover and counsel of Tustin-based political consultant David Ellis.

Ellis, who operates under the name Delta Partners LLC, is a close friend and political advisor to San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos.

The Victorville nows joins other FBI probes of San Bernardino County, San Bernardino International Airport, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and the City of Upland.

Developing…