Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/02/2012 11:26:32 AM PDT

Document: Read the amended complaint (.pdf file)

An attorney who filed a lawsuit seeking reimbursement for taxpayers of the $102 million settlement made by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in 2006 with Rancho Cucamonga-based developer Colonies Partners LP has made slight amendments to his complaint.

Cory Briggs said he added some language to the complaint, which he filed in February in San Bernardino County Court, in order to fill in information that attorneys for the Colonies said was needed.

“We added some allegations to fill in some alleged gaps and even though we don’t think we needed to do that we did it just in an abundance of caution,” he said.

The suit alleges that because former Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Postmus pleaded guilty in March to taking bribes while attempting to reach the settlement with the Colonies, he violated California Government Code Section 1090.

Code 1090 said public officials “shall not be financially interested in any contract made by them in their official capacity, or by any body or board of which they are members.”

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