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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: New executive director named for airport

SBD International Airport

Published: Oct. 14, 2014 – Updated: 11:06 p.m.

Michael Burrows, who has been acting executive director of the two agencies that oversee the development of San Bernardino International Airport, has been officially appointed to the job.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: Uncertainty over San Bernardino Int’l Airport marketing?

SBIA

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

It’s once again time to take up the matter of San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA). You know that financial black hole, formerly known as Norton Air Force Base.

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IEBusinessDaily: San Bernardino Airport pipe dream

Ontario International Airport

Ontario International Airport

IE Business Daily
June 28, 2014

Walt Disney had an irrepressible imagination that led him to dream big, create his own animation studio, and ultimately design and build the world’s preeminent theme park’s. Long after his passing, his vision continues to entertain billions of people, young and old. Even Michael Eisner’s leadership could not long stifle the Disney tradition.

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SBD International Airport

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 06/19/14, 8:30 PM PDT |

San Bernardino International Airport’s interim executive director, A.J. Wilson, may be retiring, but his departure comes amid some major new arrivals and developments at the airport.

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InlandPolitics: SBIA Executive Director Wilson to leave June 30

SBD International Airport

Thursday, June 12, 2014 – 04:30 a.m.

The never ending saga, surrounding the redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base, continued Thursday, with the announcement that the executive director of the San Bernardino International Airport, is leaving June 30.

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InlandPolitics: Commentary: Little return on invested funds?

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.

The bad news just keeps piling up for bankrupt San Bernardino, and the surrounding area, these days. A city, and area, that has been the beneficiary of more than $ 1.026 Billion in government projects over the past several years.

That’s right. I did say billion!

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InlandPolitics: Will makeover solve SBD airport woes?

SBD International Airport

Monday, June 9, 2014 – 08:30 a.m.

It’s round twenty for San Bernardino International Airport (SBD).

While nearby Ontario International Airport struggles to regain passenger traffic count, officials at SBD are hoping that a new makeover will help the aging and dormant facility re-market itself.

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InlandPolitics: Aviation: Another embarassment for San Bernardino Int’l Airport

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

Officials at troubled San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) suffered another blow last week.

This time it’s courtesy of Boeing.

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InlandPolitics: SBIA fraud case delayed again

scales-of-justice

Friday, April 11, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The case of former San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer and alleged accomplice Felice Luciano has been delayed again.

The reason is a familiar tune with local prosecutors.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Customs building opens for international flights

San Bernardino International Airport

Executive Director AJ Wilson gives a tour of San Bernardino International Airport’s Customs building on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Sneak preview of San Bernardino International Airport’s Customs building, which will enable the field to receive international flights. (Kurt Miller/Staff Photographer)

March 08, 2014; 06:09 PM

Without scheduled airline service, people will not consider San Bernardino International Airport a success.

Airport officials acknowledged as much at a ribbon-cutting last month for the newly built International Arrivals Terminal at the former Norton Air Force Base.

To read story by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: Experts give dose of reality to SBIA cheerleading

Reality Check

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Finally! Some experts have weighed in on the future of San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA).

The opinions aren’t too promising either. What a surprise!

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DailyBulletin: New SBIA terminal faces uphill battle, experts say

San Bernardino International Airport

The Grand Jury´s extensive criticism of the San Bernardino International Airport last year has been followed by a report this year concluding airport officials have now followed all of the Grand Jury´s recommendations. Is this another sign of turn-around for the airport, now that a developer has been removed from it and is instead facing felony charges? Airport officials and Mayor Pat Morris will say yes, and good times are ahead. Other critics will say no, the airport still has insurmountable obstacles. (Sun staff/file photo.)

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 03/03/14, 10:57 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The newly completed $20.5 million international terminal at San Bernardino International Airport faces an uphill battle to lure carriers away from more established air transport centers, two airline analysts say.

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SBCO Seal

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/25/14, 1:30 PM PST | Updated: 5 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> County supervisors on Tuesday approved an $11.6 million, 25-year lease agreement with San Bernardino International Airport for more than 61,000 square feet of space that will house the sheriff’s aviation division when it relocates from Rialto Airport next year.

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San Bernardino International Airport

AJ Wilson, executive director for the San Bernardino International Airport, talks about Thursday’s grand opening of the regional airport’s International arrivals building while giving a tour new the facility. The San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) will unveil its newly completed International Arrivals Terminal on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The three-story, 40,000 square foot building features a customs and immigration passenger arrival area, administrative offices, screening booths, baggage claim area, public restrooms, and an aircraft arrival area large enough to accommodate aircraft such as a 747. Rick Sforza — Staff Photographer

Posted: 02/25/14, 5:53 PM PST |

San Bernardino International Airport officials gave media representatives a sneak-peak at the airport’s new passenger terminal Tuesday.

The $20 million facility took two years to construct and includes all equipment and facilities necessary to bring international flights to the airport, said A.J. Wilson, executive director of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority. A ribbon-cutting ceremony that is open to the public is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the airport, 294 S. Leland Norton Way.

DailyBulletin: New development takes off at San Bernardino International Airport

SBIA

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
and Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 02/17/14, 9:06 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> After two years of organizational restructuring following a federal criminal investigation, San Bernardino International Airport will see a spate of new development in the next year, including dozens of new hangars and construction of the Sheriff’s Department’s new aviation division.

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InlandPolitics: Beating the San Bernardino Airport drum again, and again, and again!

Beating the Drums

Sunday, February 16, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

The past couple weeks Inland residents were subjected to another dose of how the San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) is really going to attract some type of air traffic.

It’s what’s become the semi-annual ritual of trying to justify blowing a quarter-billion dollars on the near-dormant facility.

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The PE: AIRPORTS: Former Norton AFB could capitalize on ONT woes

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The departures area of San Bernardino International Airport. (Terry Pierson/Staff Photographer)

February 03, 2014; 04:08 PM

San Bernardino International Airport — the former Norton Air Force Base — may not offer commercial air service to U.S. destinations anytime soon.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: New airport, Inland Valley Development Agency finance director named

SBIA

San Bernardino International Airport (File Photo)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
and Melissa Pinion-Whitt, The Sun
Posted: 01/10/14, 8:38 AM PST | Updated: 47 secs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> A federal audit manager has been tapped as the new finance director for the Inland Valley Development Agency and San Bernardino International Airport Authority.

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Scales of Justice

By Lori Fowler, The Sun
Posted: 12/11/13, 1:15 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> One of two men accused of trying to bilk the San Bernardino International Airport out of more than $1 million pleaded not guilty Wednesday to added counts against him.

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The Sun: San Bernardino International Airport hires new deputy director

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/25/13, 5:06 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A longtime veteran of San Bernardino International Airport is moving up to the No. 2 job there.

Mark Gibbs, who has been airport manager since early 2012 and was an operations officer before that, has been chosen as deputy director for aviation, Executive Director AJ Wilson announced Thursday.

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The Sun: San Bernardino International Airport to hire marketing firm

SBIAA Runway
The Grand Jury´s extensive criticism of the San Bernardino International Airport last year has been followed by a report this year concluding airport officials have now followed all of the Grand Jury´s recommendations. Is this another sign of turn-around for the airport, now that a developer has been removed from it and is instead facing felony charges? Airport officials and Mayor Pat Morris will say yes, and good times are ahead. Other critics will say no, the airport still has insurmountable obstacles. (Sun staff file photo)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/21/13, 8:41 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The San Bernardino International Airport board voted unanimously Wednesday to negotiate a contract to market the airport.

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InlandPolitics: Grand Jury report a disservice to SBIA situation

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

A recent San Bernardino County Grand Jury report certainly didn’t do the public any favors, with its so-called blessing, regarding the situation at San Bernardino International Airport.

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The Sun: Grand Jury gives San Bernardino International Airport a thumbs up

SBIA

The Grand Jury’s extensive criticism of the San Bernardino International Airport last year has been followed by a report this year concluding airport officials have now followed all of the Grand Jury´s recommendations. Is this another sign of turn-around for the airport, now that a developer has been removed from it and is instead facing felony charges? Airport officials and Mayor Pat Morris will say yes, and good times are ahead. Other critics will say no, the airport still has insurmountable obstacles. (File Photo)

Report: Progress made as previous Grand Jury recommendations were followed
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/06/2013 05:07:36 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — This time two years ago, the Grand Jury raised “serious questions” about management practices, internal controls and other issues at San Bernardino International Airport, and the airport passed a budget with a $982,400 deficit.

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InlandPolitics: Opinion: More dubious decision making

dunce

Friday, June 21, 2013 – 09:00 p.m.

One has to keep scratching their head over some of the decisions being made in San Bernardino government circles.

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ivda

Thursday, June 13, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

We’re saved!

Boeing has returned to San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) for flight testing of a single 747 passenger aircraft. Next month the company will test the 787 Dreamliner at the mostly dormant facility.

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InlandPolitics: SBIA: Another fabricated story

clown-jack-in-the-box

Sunday, June 9, 2013 – 08:00 a.m.

When will San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) officials stop exaggerating and lying about what’s happening at the mostly dormant former Norton Air Force Base?

Though one thing is for certain! They haven’t learned their lesson yet.

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The Sun: Boeing testing at San Bernardino International Airport

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/07/2013 08:51:26 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — Boeing test flights have returned to San Bernardino International Airport, a sign of recovery from what officials say was a long downturn under former developer Scot Spencer, who is facing five felony charges.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Friday, June 7, 2013 – 11:30 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom Friday morning.

May unemployment rate ticks up to 7.6%

The U.S. Department of Labor published its May jobs report Friday Morning. The DOL says employers added 175,000 jobs last month, with the official unemployment rate edging upt to 7.6%. The underemployment rate, which takes into account part-time and discouraged workers, edged down to 13.8%.

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InlandPolitics: SBIA: Creating false expectations again!

Smoke and Mirrors

Monday, June 3, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

It’s starting again!

The renewed creation of false expectations of landing a passenger airline at the ghost town known as San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA).

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Airport fraud suspects appear in court

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Felice Luciano, left, and former San Bernardino Airport manager Scot Spencer wait outside courtroom S-23 at the San Bernardino County Court House at an April 17, 2013 hearing. (Kurt Miller/Staff Photographer)

May 29, 2013; 10:55 AM

Former San Bernardino airport manager Scot Spencer and a business partner of his appeared briefly in court Wednesday, May 29 and ordered to return for a status hearing on July 10.

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

The Sun: San Bernardino International Airport officials plan trip for talks

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/25/2013 05:29:02 PM PDT

San Bernardino International Airport officials will travel to Atlanta early next month to meet with five commercial airlines and discuss their interest in operating at the airport, A.J. Wilson, the airport’s interim executive director, said Friday.

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The Sun: San Bernardino International Airport Authority planning marketing study

SBIA

San Bernardino International Airport officials seek a study to market the airport property to non-commercial-aviation businesses at the airport. (LaFonzo Carter/ Staff Photographer)

By Joe Nelson
joe.nelson@ inlandnewspapers.com @SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 04/25/2013 07:28:25 PM PDT

The San Bernardino International Airport Authority has authorized a request for qualifications from companies interested in providing marketing services to the airport.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Airport corruption fraud suspects appear in court

Scales of Justice

April 17, 2013; 11:00 AM

Former San Bernardino airport manager Scot Spencer and a business investor of his appeared in court Wednesday, April 17, on corruption charges and both were ordered to return on May 29 for a status hearing.

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

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Airport fraud suspect out on bail

Scot Spencer

Spencer

April 16, 2013; 10:35 PM

Scot Spencer, the former San Bernardino airport manager charged with conspiracy and perjury, was released on $1 million bail on Monday, April 15.

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

The Sun: San Bernardino airport director explains path of disputed lease agreement

By Joe Nelson
joe.nelson@ inlandnewspapers.com @SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 04/11/2013 04:24:32 PM PDT

San Bernardino County prosecutors have filed multiple counts of conspiracy and perjury chargers against former airport developer Scot Spencer, left, and investor and co-conspirator Felice G. Luciano, right, in connection with the development of the San Bernardino International Airport and related companies.

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The Sun: San Bernardino airport corruption figure Scot Spencer appears in court

Scales of Justice

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/09/2013 10:57:57 AM PDT

Bios: Scot Spencer | Felice Luciano
Photo Galleries: Scot Spencer | D.A. files charges against Scot Spencer
View: Criminal complaint | Grand Jury report

SAN BERNARDINO — Former San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer appeared in court for a pretrial hearing Tuesday for the first time since his March 24 arrest, and has been appointed a public defender to represent him.

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InlandPolitics: Is there a problem with SBIA corruption case?

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Friday, April 5, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

When the San Bernadino County District Attorney announced charges against former San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) Project Manager Scot Spencer, and an associate, last week I asked myself two questions.

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InlandPolitics: Maybe an attempt at brainwashing?

Reality Check

Sunday, March 31, 2013 – 11:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 1, 2013 – 08:00 a.m.

Could it be an attempt at brainwashing the public for maybe the twentieth time!

Maybe the term “deceiving” is more appropriate.

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The Sun: San Bernardino airport still awaits an airline, but does have activity

SBIA

Airport Manager Scott Gibbs walks toward a window overlooking the tarmac of the San Bernardino International Airport. (Gabriel Luis Acosta/Staff Photographer)

No tenant: Commercial carriers have yet to sign on to former military base
Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/29/2013 06:48:36 PM PDT

Photo Gallery: SBIA

SAN BERNARDINO — Nearly two decades after Norton Air Force Base closed, the airport that replaced it has no passenger carrier.

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Scot Spencer

March 29, 2013; 05:59 PM

When San Bernardino airport officials first began working with Scot Spencer in 2005, they said they did so with their eyes open.

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

scales-of-justice

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/29/2013 10:01:07 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Former San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer pleaded not guilty Friday to criminal conspiracy and other charges during his arraignment via closed-circuit television in San Bernardino Superior Court.

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InlandPolitics: SBIA: One defendant posts bail, arraignment today for other

Scales of Justice

Friday, March 29, 2013 – 08:30 a.m.

Both defendants in the new San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) fraud case, filed by the San Bernardino County District Attorney on Monday, arrived in Southern California yesterday.

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Hand Out

By Joe Nelson
joe.nelson@ inlandnewspapers.com @SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 03/28/2013 07:35:19 PM PDT

San Bernardino International Airport officials say they will seek to recover more than $1 million they paid to former airport developer Scot Spencer to settle a legal dispute over a lease agreement prosecutors now say was a sham.

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ivda

By Joe Nelson
joe.nelson@ inlandnewspapers.com @SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 03/27/2013 08:11:53 PM PDT

Related story: Report details Scot Spencer’s actions at San Bernardino airport

San Bernardino International Airport officials on Wednesday said they will seek to recover more than $1 million they paid to former airport developer Scot Spencer to settle a legal dispute over a lease agreement prosecutors now say was a sham.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/27/2013 01:46:27 PM PDT

Former San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer has waived extradition, and should return to San Bernardino this week for arraignment, prosecutor Robert Brown said.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

It’s unbelievable!

Mayor Patrick Morris, the mayor of bankrupt San Bernardino, is still telling newspapers that San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) will get a scheduled passenger airline.

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SBIA Aircraft Photo

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/26/2013 12:44:55 PM PDT

Bios: Scot Spencer | Felice Luciano
Photo Gallery: D.A. files charges against Scot Spencer
View: Scot Spencer investigative report | Criminal complaint | Statement from 5th District Supervisor Josie Gonzales | 2010-11 Grand Jury report
Timeline: SBIA and Scot Spencer
Related stories: Grand Jury questions management practices at SBIA | Former SBIA developer Scot Spencer charged with $1.75 million fraud

San Bernardino International Airport officials’ willingness to trust Scot Spencer – now charged with five felonies and the owner of a criminal record when he began his relationship with SBIA – with developing a passenger terminal and other key facilities may have come from a lack of others’ interest in taking on a project that may have had a slim chance of success in the first place.

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InlandPolitics: Is San Bernardino County DA behind the eight ball?

Eight Ball

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – 09:15 a.m.

Is San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos finally behind the eight ball?

Could a chain of events finally be in-play that has many local politicos, movers and shakers, and campaign contributors cringing?

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InlandPolitics: Did columist get her chain jerked?

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Did Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff get her chain jerked by newspapers editors over her initial column on the arrest of San Bernardino International Airport Developer Scot Spencer?

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Handcuffs

Andrew Edwards, Ryan Hagen and Joe Nelson, Staff Witers
Posted: 03/25/2013 08:59:57 AM PDT

Bios: Scot Spencer | Felice Luciano
Photo Gallery: D.A. files charges against Scot Spencer
View: Criminal complaint | Statement from 5th District Supervisor Josie Gonzales | 2010-11 Grand Jury report
Timeline: SBIA and Scot Spencer
Related stories: Grand Jury questions management practices at SBIA

Scot Spencer, the former airline executive and convicted felon who was nonetheless entrusted with leading the development of San Bernardino International Airport, faces five years in prison after being charged with an alleged associate with conspiring to steal more than $1 million in public funds.

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March 25, 2013; 09:25 AM

A long-running investigation into business dealings at the San Bernardino International Airport Authority resulted in criminal charges and the arrest of former airport developer Scot Spencer, District Attorney Michael Ramos announced Monday, March 25.

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

InlandPolitics: Spencer arrest confirmed

Scot Spencer Mug Shot

Monday, March 25, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Former San Bernardino International Airport Developer Scot Spencer, 48, was arrested in Boca Raton, Florida on Sunday.

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Mike Ramos

San Bernardino District Attorney Mike Ramos is set to hold another press conference. This time to announce “an” arrest, related to the San Bernardino International Airport Authority, at 11:00 a.m. Monday.

Monday, March 25, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.
Last Modified; Monday March 25, 2013 – 10:45 a.m.

Well, here comes another sure-to-be-touted press conference from San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos.

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InlandPolitics: SBIA passenger terminal unuseable

SBIA Hangars

The proximity of  maintenance hangars, shown above, has reportedly rendered a multi-million dollar passenger terminal at San Bernardino International Airport useless.

Monday, February 25, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

The embarrassing details of the myriad of financial blunders at the dormant $150 million-plus San Bernardino International Airport continue to emerge.

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ivda

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/22/2013 06:49:09 PM PST

San Bernardino International Airport officials are negotiating with two companies to extend their lease agreements and also preparing to launch a marketing campaign in hopes of attracting a tenant for a hangar previously occupied by a corporate jet refueling facility.

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The Sun: Sabo honored during special San Bernardino memorial service

Pat Morris

San Bernardino City Mayor Patrick Morris speaks at a Memorial for redevelopment attorney Tim Sabo on Thursday.at St. Bernadine’ Catholic Church in San Bernardino. Sabo, who died Nov. 28, was one of the foremost experts in redevelopment law and public finance in California and served as redevelopment counsel to Inland Empire public agencies for three decades. (LaFonzo Carter/ Staff Photographer)
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer

Posted: 12/20/2012 06:01:36 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Friends and colleagues of the late Timothy J. Sabo, who helped lead the charge in the redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base, gathered Thursday for a memorial service at St. Bernardine Catholic Church.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO AIRPORT: Leader rehired for $351,000

Published: 15 November 2012 – 05:26 PM

The man hired to oversee San Bernardino International Airport and its related agencies following an FBI raid and stinging county grand jury report last year will remain at the helm one more year at a higher price of $351,000.

To read story by Kimberly Pierceall in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: San Bernardino airport finalizing dealings with Scot Spencer

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/27/2012 05:42:59 PM PDT

Developer Scot Spencer’s affiliation with San Bernardino International Airport should be a thing of the past within the next two weeks, the airport’s interim executive director said Friday.

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The Sun: Judge orders San Bernardino airport developer to surrender premises

Spencer

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/19/2012 03:13:04 PM PDT

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Friday evicted embattled San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer from his remaining hangar and office space after Spencer let the liability insurance policies on his companies lapse.

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The PE: LAW: Spencer’s companies ordered out of SB Airport

The aircraft hangar Scot Spencer has leased and sub-leased to other tenants at the airport for several years. (KIMBERLY PIERCEALL/STAFF PHOTO)

Published: 15 October 2012 – 05:39 PM

Scot Spencer’s companies could be evicted from San Bernardino International Airport as early as Friday, based on a bankruptcy judge’s ruling Monday afternoon.

To read story by Kimberly Pierceall in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: AIRPORT: Solving riddle of jet engine no. 3

Bill Ingraham, aviation director for San Bernardino International Airport, stands in front of the 1973 Boeing 727 that was used as collateral for a $550,000 loan the airport gave Scot Spencer’s companies in 2008. A mechanic inspected the plane recently to find a missing engine that was also used as collateral for the loan. (Photo by Kimberly Pierceall/The PE)

Published: 14 October 2012 – 06:12 PM

With Scot Spencer and San Bernardino International Airport, nothing is simple.

When airport officials were asked to account for three engines that Spencer used along with a Boeing 727 as collateral for a $550,000 loan from the airport, there wasn’t a yes or no answer. Instead, there was a question: Where are the engines?

To read story by Kimberly Pierceall in The Press Enterprise, click here.