Archive for the ‘ Matt Brown ’ Category

The Sentinel: With Postmus’ credibility shot, DA banks on Brown as lead witness

The Sentinel

By Mark Gutglueck (
January 10, 2014

(January 8) Matt Brown, San Bernardino County’s current assistant auditor-controller-treasurer and the one-time chief-of-staff to former county supervisor Paul Biane, is about to emerge front and center as the lead prosecution witness in the Colonies Lawsuit Settlement Public Corruption Prosecution, the Sentinel has learned.

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 Chad Mayes


By William Cutting
Tuesday, October 30, 2013 – 07:00 p.m.

Chad Mayes, Chief of Staff to San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, is starting to ramp up his campaign efforts in his bid to win the 42nd Assembly District race.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Walker launches State Senate bid

Larry Walker


Friday, December 14, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

More entertainment is coming to San Bernardino County political circles courtesy of County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Larry Walker (D-Chino).

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Defense attorneys in Colonies case seek union records


Published: 06 January 2012 11:19 AM

Defense attorneys in the Colonies corruption case announced in court Friday morning they are seeking records from an influential union representing public safety employees.

Attorneys are also seeking additional records from the county flood control district concerning its four-year legal battle with Colonies Partners.

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Joe Nelson and Mike Cruz, Staff Writers
Posted: 01/06/2012 01:08:11 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Defense attorneys in a San Bernardino County corruption case are requesting documents from a public safety labor union they believe will help refute allegations of blackmail against a Rancho Cucamonga developer and the union’s former president.

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By Mark Gutglueck
Friday, January 6, 2012

Questions continue to dog the second highest ranking member of the county auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector’s office with regard to the role he and a political action committee he controlled played in illegally passing through and laundering money for those convicted of or charged with participation in a bribery and extortion conspiracy.

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The Sun: Flow of money, alleged blackmail detailed in Colonies’ search warrants

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/12/2011 06:12:51 AM PST

The ways money flowed to candidates and political action committees and alleged acts of blackmail are detailed in search warrants in San Bernardino County’s $102 million legal settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer Colonies Partners LP in November 2006.

The warrants, released last week, also describe what led authorities to suspect a county supervisor’s former chief of staff of criminal activity before he became a witness for the prosecution.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Warrants detail corruption investigation


Published: 08 November 2011 10:05 AM

Search warrants released as part of a San Bernardino County corruption case detail how the four-year investigation grew from reports of political gifts to allegations of a far-reaching conspiracy involving several top county officials and a prominent developer.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Biane wanted pay increase, witnesses say

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

A 2006 measure to limit San Bernardino County supervisors’ terms in office was devised to sneak a huge pay increase past voters, according to some witnesses who testified before a criminal grand jury.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Colonies settlement figures kept escalating

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, July 30, 2011
The Press-Enterprise

Over the course of San Bernardino County’s four-year legal battle with Colonies Partners, county officials say the company’s settlement demands escalated from an initial $25 million to a combination of cash and land that included a parcel potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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The Sun: SEBA fund at issue

Testimony says union middleman for cash
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/26/2011 08:12:12 PM PDT

As president of the San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association, Jim Erwin used the union’s political action committee to bolster his clout and launder campaign contributions from a powerful Rancho Cucamonga developer, according to Grand Jury testimony.

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