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The Sun: Colonies’ prosecutors withheld evidence from grand jury, defense alleges

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/18/14, 7:44 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> An Upland attorney’s allegation that prosecutors withheld key evidence from the grand jury in the Colonies corruption case, which he said would have cleared his client of any wrongdoing, has long been a sticking point among defense attorneys since certain court reforms were passed in 1990, a criminal law expert said Tuesday.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Feds’ corruption probe into Colonies closed

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January 16, 2014; 06:18 PM

More than two years after FBI and IRS agents raided nine locations connected to a San Bernardino County corruption probe, federal prosecutors are indicating that their investigation is closed.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Scales of Justice

By Mark Gutglueck
November 14, 2013

Whether a landmark political corruption case against Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum and three former San Bernardino County political figures will proceed to trial now hinges on the California Supreme Court’s determination of a highly arcane legal issue.

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SacBee: John Burton, Jim Brulte spar over crime, campaigns and fate of GOP

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 4, 2013

Independent campaign expenditures are corrupting politics and young voters are reshaping California’s electorate by eschewing parties.

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LATimes: Democrats win California Assembly seat as GOP gains in Senate

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By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
May 22, 2013, 8:49 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Democrats took another seat in the state Assembly this week, but a conservative Republican won a Central Valley state Senate district in an upset victory.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Documentary to focus on Takano’s campaign

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March 10, 2013; 06:18 PM

As Mark Takano waged an ultimately winning campaign for Riverside’s congressional seat, an independent film crew was there.

Now the crew is putting the finishing touches on “How to Get Elected in America,” a documentary on Takano’s fight to become the first openly gay member of an ethnic minority to be elected to Congress.

To read column in The Press Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: New state GOP leader contributed to Greuel campaign

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L.A. NOW
Southern California — this just in
March 3, 2013 | 4:53 pm

A campaign committee controlled by the newly elected chairman of the state Republican Party donated $1,300 to Democrat Wendy Greuel’s Los Angeles mayoral bid.

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InlandPolitics: Brulte elected California GOP Chairman

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 – 12:20 p.m.

It’s official! Former State Senator Jim Brulte is the new Chairman of the California Republican Party.

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SacBee: Brulte: California GOP debt could be as high as $800,000

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
By Torey Van Oot
February 13, 2013

To rebuild the California Republican Party, Jim Brulte will first have to climb out from under a mountain of debt.

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InlandPolitics: Hagman elected SBGOP chair

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 – 10:40 p.m.

State Assemblyman Curt Hagman is the new chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee. Hagman replaces Robert Rego, who will work at the state party level.

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InlandPolitics: Brulte right for GOP

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Monday, January 21, 2013 – 10:45 a.m.

The California Republican Party is in shambles.

Let’s face it. It’s true!

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UTSanDiego: Remaking the Republican Party

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Experienced hand seen as key to revitalizing a wounded GOP
By Mark Walker6:34 p.m.Jan. 18, 2013Updated6:23 p.m.

Jim Brulte likens the California GOP to the San Diego Chargers.

“Like the Republican Party, they didn’t have a very good year,” says Brulte, a Charger season ticket holder and the man in line to become GOP state chairman in March.

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The Sun: Jim Brulte to run for California Republican Party chairman

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Former Senator Jim Brulte (File photo)

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/14/2013 11:28:32 AM PST

Former Inland Empire legislator Jim Brulte announced Monday that he is running to lead the California Republican Party, a position party insiders say he’ll likely win but that leaves plenty of work ahead of him.

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Politics Blog
By Joe Garofoli
Monday, January 14, 2013

The worst kept secret in California politics will be revealed Monday night in San Diego when former state senator Jim Brulte officially announces his campaign to be state party chair before a gathering of the San Diego GOP. Yes, we know we told you about all this weeks ago. The chair election will be in March at the state GOP convention in Sac, but the field is essentially cleared and it’s Brulte’s gig to take. Yeah, as we told you a while back.

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Calbuzz: What Jim Brulte Can and Can’t Do as GOP Chairman

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By Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine
January 11, 2013

Now that Jim Brulte has nailed down the imprimatur of Jon Fleischman, the avatar of California’s right wing, the coast is clear for the former legislative leader to run for and win the chairmanship of the California Republican Party without noisy grunting from the Neanderthals who have long held sway over the party.

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SFChronicle: Jim Brulte’s path now clear to be CA Republican Party leader

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January 8, 2012
By Joe Garofoli

With word (h/t FlashReport) that California Republican Vice chair Steve Baric doesn’t plan to seek the big chair, the field is now all but officially cleared for longtime legislator Jim Brulte to assume the big chair, as we told you about several weeks back.

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From left to right: Colonies scandal defendants Jeff Burum, Mark Kirk, Jim Erwin, and Paul Biane stand during a motion to delay their arraignment hearing in a San Bernardino Superior Courtroom

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/30/2011 11:37:49 AM PST

Investigations into corruption in San Bernardino County advanced in fits and starts over the past year.

Prosecutors gained ground when former Supvervisor-turned-Assessor Bill Postmus agreed in March to plead guilty to bribery, conflict of interest and misappropriation of public funds and to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.

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DailyBulletin: Grand Jury testimony could help defense, Burum’s attorney says

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/08/2011 08:36:40 PM PDT

Grand Jury testimony given by Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum in 2009 could prove beneficial to his defense and should have been provided to a criminal grand jury in April, according to Burum’s attorney.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Burum seeks return of seized material

The Colonies figure says agents crippled his firms and took attorney documents. Feds say no privileged papers were
BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 07 October 2011 10:19 PM

An attorney for Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum urged federal officials to return material seized during a raid last month and accused them of taking documents that are protected by attorney-client privilege.

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The Sun: Developer Burum’s attorney says FBI searches unconstitutional

Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 10/04/2011 01:59:35 PM PDT

FBI agents violated Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum’s civil rights and lied when they said they did not search his attorney’s office, according to a motion filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Riverside.

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DailyBulletin: FBI, IRS ‘anteing up’ in Colonies case, says legal expert

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/17/2011 08:45:23 PM PDT

Special Section: SB County Watch

FBI and IRS involvement in the biggest county corruption scandal in history is serious, far-reaching and unusual, say two legal experts and a former San Bernardino County District Attorney.

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