Sentencing was delayed today for former San Bernardino County assessor Bill Postmus./FILE PHOTO

 

IMRAN GHORI
ighori@pe.com
Published: 29 March 2012 10:36 AM

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge Thursday delayed sentencing for former Assessor Bill Postmus on corruption charges until July 19.

Postmus pleaded guilty last year to taking part in a conspiracy involving bribery and extortion in exchange for his vote for the county’s controversial $102 million legal settlement with developer Colonies Partners.

As part of his plea deal he is cooperating with authorities and was a key witness in criminal grand jury proceedings that resulted in bribery and conspiracy related charges against Jeff Burum, co-managing partner of Colonies, former Supervisor Paul Biane, Jim Erwin, former assistant assessor, and Mark Kirk, former chief of staff to Supervisor Gary Ovitt.

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