Tuesday, June 19, 2012 – 04:30 p.m.

It looks as though InlandPolitics.com may have been correct in its assumption last year that $250,000 from the San Manual Band of Mission Indians could influence the endorsement process of the San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA).

Contributions totalling $250,000 to SEBA’s political action committee coming directly from the Tribe.

Now SEBA, the union representing sheriff’s deputies, district attorney investigators, probation corrections officers, welfare fraud investigators and deputy coroner investigators, has abandoned it’s $400,000 investment in incumbent San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry, in favor of Tribal Member James Ramos.

SEBA also has approved $50,000 for payment back to Ramos, who blew north of $1,000,000 to face Derry in a November runoff.

Like they say. If it walks like a duck!

Combine this matter with the union’s labor headaches and the mess continues to grow.

If only the union’s rank and file knew what was happening behind their backs.

Anyways, here’s a link to the September 2011 post.