Jim Penman

San Bernardino City Attorney James Penman

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/05/2013 08:55:45 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – There is no evidence that City Attorney James F. Penman accepted a gift and failed to disclose it in 2010, according to a letter from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission.

In June 2012, the commission began investigating allegations that Penman violated the Political Reform Act by accepting a gift with a value above the legal limit and failed to disclose that gift, according to the letter.

Penman, whose office received the letter Monday afternoon, said investigators told him they were looking into whether he was given $5,000 to pay attorney’s fees related to his court challenge of pro-Measure C ballot arguments.

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