RECESS: Apple Valley real estate developer John Dino DeFazio, left, walks toward the San Bernardino County courtroom in San Bernardino while his defense attorney, Richard M. Ewaniszyk, and Deputy District Attorney John Goritz, right, chat during a recess from DeFazio’s preliminary hearing./STAFF PHOTO BY NATASHA LINDSTROM
Prosecutors say A.V. developer lied about PAC; defense rejects charge
February 10, 2012 8:36 AM
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Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer
SAN BERNARDINO • Prosecutors attempted to show Thursday that Apple Valley developer John Dino DeFazio lied about a political action committee that former county Assessor Bill Postmus secretly used to funnel bribes.
At the preliminary hearing in San Bernardino court, DeFazio’s defense worked to demonstrate DeFazio — not Postmus — controlled the PAC in question, and attacked the credibility of the district attorney’s key witnesses.
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