Investigation

Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 09:00 p.m.

InlandPolitics.com has learned that the Public Integrity Unit of the San Bernardino County District Attorney has requested records from at least three High-Desert public agencies.

The law enforcement request is for official meeting minutes and other documents related to the following agencies:

It’s unknown precisely what the subject of the inquiry is. But speculation is mounting that the activity is a result of complaints filed, which allege wrongdoing by First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood. We want to reiterate that this point, this is clearly speculation and rumor.

Of the four candidates looking to unseat Lovingood in a November runoff election, Former Victorville Councilwoman Angela Valles, has been lodging one complaint after another against Lovingood. Some of Valles’ allegations assert that Lovingood, as member of the aforementioned agencies, has been voting to award contracts to vendors who also utilize his personal business. An issue, that if proven true, would be a violation of state law.

Other complaints have also been placed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

Whether any of these allegations go anywhere is anyone’s guess, especially with how things operate in this county.

Also, should any allegations bare fruit, whether or not Lovingood wins reelection will likely play a large part as to what eventually happens.