InlandPolitics: SBIA fraud case delayed again

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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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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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DailyBulletin: Notable San Bernardino County public scandals

By Staff Reports
Posted: 10/17/13, 8:11 PM PDT |

• Developer Al Steward pleaded guilty in 2001 to bribery charges that brought down the city of San Bernardino’s infamous “Gang of Four.” Four council members — Valerie Pope-Ludlam, Edward Negrete, Frederick Curlin and Ralph Hernandez — were cited in 1994 for consistently backing Steward projects and receiving hefty contributions in return. Most, if not all, of those projects failed to bring in promised revenue and crippled the city’s redevelopment agency.

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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 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.

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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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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: 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.

The PE: AIRPORT: Spencer looks to start another company

Scot Spencer, developer of San Bernardino International Airport waits for a public meeting to discuss the grand jury report in mid-2011. Kurt Miller/Staff Photograhper

Published: 05 October 2012 – 07:50 PM

It hasn’t been easy keeping track of the myriad companies Scot Spencer has managed at San Bernardino International Airport.

Now there may be another to add to the list.

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

The PE: AIRPORT: Scot Spencer’s fix-it firm surrenders license

Spencer

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 14 June 2012 09:34 PM

One of the last remaining companies managed by Scot Spencer at San Bernardino International Airport that isn’t in bankruptcy has given up its federal certification to repair airplanes.

Without it, SBAM Technics LLC can’t perform its only function — maintenance work on aircraft.

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The Sun: Court hearing delayed for SBIA firm

Posted: 05/14/2012 06:14:43 PM PDT

SBD Airport Services’ attempt to convince a federal judge to restore the company’s access to San Bernardinno International Airport’s fueling facilities has been postponed to June 18.

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The Sun: San Bernardino airport fuel dispute goes before a judge

Staff report
Posted: 05/12/2012 03:07:54 PM PDT

Attorneys for the bankrupt SBD Airport Services will go before a federal judge Monday to contend that interim San Bernardino International Airport chief A.J. Wilson acted improperly when he cut off the company’s access to jet fuel.

The hearing is scheduled to take place Monday afternoon at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Riverside.

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The Sun: Airport fuel dispute spills into San Bernardino bankruptcy case

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/19/2012 06:17:07 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Attorneys for the bankrupt SBD Airport Services are asking a federal judge to force San Bernardino International Airport administrators to restore the company’s access to the airport’s fueling facilities.

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The PE: LAW: Bankrupt Norton Property gets another 90 days

U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Riverside/KIMBERLY PIERCEALL/STAFF PHOTO

 

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 30 March 2012 11:18 AM

Norton Property Management Services LLC, a company affiliated with Scot Spencer that filed for bankruptcy in December to avoid eviction from a hangar at San Bernardino International Airport, was granted another 90 days to either keep or reject the amended lease it has had with the airport since October 2010.

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A model of a gulfstream is on display at the Million Air passenger terminal at the San Bernardino International Airport. (File Photo)

 

Ryan Carter and Jim Steinberg, Staff Writers
Posted: 03/08/2012 12:20:54 PM PST

PDF: Petition filed by SBD Airport Services in federal bankruptcy court

SAN BERNARDINO – A feud between the San Bernardino International Airport Authority and a controversial provider of aircraft fuel intensified Thursday, after the provider – SBD Airport Services – announced it filed for bankruptcy protection, alleging the airport is intentionally crippling its services.

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The Sun: Legal woes vex former Million Air franchise

A model of a gulfstream is on display at the Million Air passenger terminal at the San Bernardino International Airport. (File Photo)

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/02/2012 09:03:55 PM PST

Companies managed by embattled San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer are being sued for nonpayment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees and fuel costs to operate the now defunct Million Air franchise at the airport.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/22/2012 01:30:03 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Million Air, a corporate chain of upscale refueling facilities for private jets, has terminated its franchise agreement with SBD Properties, LLC., a firm managed by a controversial developer who began operating a franchise at San Bernardino International Airport in 2010.

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Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/21/2012 07:55:49 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – A company connected to airport developer Scot Spencer filed an appeal Tuesday against a Superior Court judge’s recent ruling that allowed airport officials to terminate its contract for not maintaining minimum fuel reserves for aircraft.

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The Sun: Judge says San Bernardino airport officials can terminate fuel farm contract

Spencer

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/17/2012 11:48:58 AM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Airport officials can terminate their contract with a company tied to embattled airport developer Scot Spencer for failing to maintain minimum fuel reserves for aircraft, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday.

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Scot Spencer

 

Andrew Edwards, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 02/13/2012 12:30:39 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – SBD Properties, a business operating at San Bernardino International Airport, and airport managers are set to meet in court on Friday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over access to the airport’s fuel tanks.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/08/2012 04:58:32 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – The San Bernardino International Airport Authority’s board members took action Wednesday to remove control of the airport’s fuel supply from a company that, in the words of the airport’s top executive, has come critically close to running out of jet fuel and owes the airport payment on some 80,000 gallons of fuel.

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InlandPolitics: Could Million Air business license flap derail county event?

Saturday, January 28, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

Could the lack of a business license at Million Air San Bernardino LLC derail the state of the county event scheduled for February 29th?

It’s just another embarrassment for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, and in particular Supervisor Josie Gonzales, who allowed the event to be held at the lavish facility.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/27/2012 08:39:26 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – An official with San Bernardino International Airport’s most upscale business paid part of the fees to renew its business license Thursday, but it still wasn’t enough to get a valid license, city officials said Friday.

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The Sun: Million Air operating without license

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/26/2012 12:53:12 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Million Air, the upscale jet refueling facility at San Bernardino International Airport, has been operating without a business license since April, city officials said Thursday.

The facility, which caters to private and corporate aircraft, has been the most high profile business drawn to the airport and has been touted by airport officials as an example of the airport’s potential prosperity. It began operations in 2010.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/12/2012 04:49:18 PM PST

An attorney for Norton Property Management Services LLC, one of 16 companies under federal investigation in connection with an alleged corruption at San Bernardino International Airport, says aggressive actions by the airport forced the company to file bankruptcy.

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The Sun: Reps for SB Airport company meet with creditors

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/09/2012 08:08:49 PM PST

Representatives of Norton Property Management Services, LLC., which rents and operates portions of a hangar at the embattled San Bernardino International Airport, met with creditors on Monday as the company’s bankruptcy proceedings moved forward.

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The Sun: Judge rules in favor of SB man in airport case

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/05/2012 05:29:17 PM PST

An administrative law judge from the U.S. Department of Labor has ruled in favor of a San Bernardino man who says he was wrongfully fired from an aircraft maintenance company that he worked for at San Bernardino International Airport.

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InlandPolitics: As usual, S.B. County can’t get stories straight

Thursday, December 22, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

Once again San Bernardino County can’t line up its stories.

Or should we just say lies?

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The Sun: Million Air to host State of County address

A Baby Grand Piano (Pictured) currently sits in the lobby at the publicly-funded Million Air Terminal

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/21/2011 07:01:53 PM PST

San Bernardino County will hold its annual State of the County Address in February at the Million Air jet refueling facility at San Bernardino International Airport, where federal agents served a search warrant in September.

County spokesman David Wert said the county held the event at Million Air this year to much success, and therefore decided it was the ideal location to hold it again.

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InlandPolitics: Too late to runaway from airport debacle

The aircraft pictured above, now valued as worthless, was used as collateral for a $500,000 public loan to contractor Scot Spencer.

Monday, December 19, 2011 – 10:15 a.m.

Nice try. But it’s too late!

Too late, for those involved, to runaway from the mess at the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) and Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) that is.

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The PE: S.B. AIRPORT: Feds take back $10 million grant

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 16 December 2011 03:49 PM

The Department of Transportation is taking back $10 million it promised the city of Highland to fund road improvements affecting San Bernardino International Airport, according to a Dec. 8 letter from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to Highland’s public works director.

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The PE: REGION: SB Airport billings a mess

Cassie MacDuff

BY CASSIE MACDUFF
cmacduff@pe.com

Published: 14 December 2011 06:30 PM

The sloppiness in fiscal matters at San Bernardino International Airport extended to the highest levels, a review of billing records revealed.

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The man who had been put in control of nearly every facet of San Bernardino International Airport’s development and management could have a diminished role as of Christmas /FILE PHOTO

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 14 December 2011 04:33 PM

The man who had been put in control of nearly every facet of San Bernardino International Airport’s development and management could have a diminished role by Christmas.

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The Sun: Airport moves to oust controversial developer

Josh Dulaney and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 12/14/2011 04:33:17 PM PST

Officials overseeing San Bernardino International Airport approved a process Wednesday by which controversial airport developer Scot Spencer faces removal from most operations.

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The PE: SB AIRPORT: Hangar landlord files for Chapter 11

Scot Spencer

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 13 December 2011 07:41 PM

The longtime landlord of one of San Bernardino International Airport’s largest hangars has filed for bankruptcy.

The public agency overseeing the airport is owed more than $400,000 in unpaid rent and has filed a suit to formally evict Norton Property Management Services LLC.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Plane at center of questionable settlement booted

The aircraft that Scot Spencer put up for collateral for a $550,000 loan from San Bernardino International Airport as part of a hastily agreed upon legal settlement, is worthless according to the San Bernardino County assessor. Now the plane has been booted by the county tax collector’s office.(STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER/KIMBERLY PIERCEALL)

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 08 December 2011 04:39 PM

The San Bernardino County tax collector has seized a Boeing aircraft belonging to SBD Aircraft Services Inc. at San Bernardino International Airport after the business failed to pay more than $17,000 in taxes.

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The Sun: Move to get mayor to discuss San Bernardino airport investigation fails

Morris

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 12/05/2011 07:59:34 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – An effort to get Mayor Pat Morris to speak from the dais about the ongoing federal investigation at San Bernardino International Airport was thwarted Monday night at the City Council meeting.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Agency to assume construction of SBD

Scot Spencer

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 01 December 2011 04:11 PM

The developer of San Bernardino International Airport will no longer be overseeing the airport’s development after $4 million worth of construction work stacked up without being paid.

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The Sun: Board authorizes $4 million in payments owed to SBIA subcontractors

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/30/2011 08:28:25 PM PST

Subcontractors who are owed roughly $4 million for renovation work at San Bernardino International Airport soon could be getting checks in the mail.

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The PE: MEETING: San Bernardino Airport officials to vote on payments

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 25 November 2011 01:01 PM

The board members overseeing San Bernardino International Airport will consider at their next meeting paying subcontractors owed about $4 million for work done on the airport’s main passenger terminal, a three-story U.S. Customs building and a fix made to a bay inside one of the hangars to fit Boeing’s 747-8 freighter while it was undergoing tests there.

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Inlandpolitics: Gonzales going after Morris over airport debacle?

San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris and County Supervisor Josie Gonzales

Sunday, November 13, 2011 – 01:30 p.m.

Is San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris in the sights of San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales?

Looks like this may be the case.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County Supervisor Derry wants SBIA to oust developer

Supervisor Neil Derry
“…We need to foreclose on his leases and inform him that his services are no longer needed at San Bernardino International Airport or any of the airport’s affiliates.” NEIL DERRY, San Bernardino County supervisor, 3rd District

Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 11/02/2011 11:52:32 AM PDT

Third District Supervisor Neil Derry is calling for controversial airport developer Scot Spencer to be removed from operations at San Bernardino International Airport.

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The Sun: Airport developer owes more than $500,000 in property taxes

Spencer

Joe Nelson and Josh Dulaney, Staff Writers
Posted: 11/01/2011 05:59:53 PM PDT

Embattled San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer has racked up roughly $545,876 in delinquent property taxes since 2005, of which $31,618 has been seized by the county tax collector.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Tax collector seizes $31,618 from Scot Spencer

Spencer

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 26 October 2011 07:00 PM

San Bernardino County tax collectors have seized $31,618 from the developer of San Bernardino International Airport and his related businesses, a fraction of the $544,876 he owes in property taxes, according to the county agency.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Focus of FBI raid evicted from space

Scot Spencer (KURT MILLER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 21 October 2011 04:56 PM

Scot Spencer, whose companies have developed, managed and leased space at San Bernardino International Airport and owed about $673,820 in rent as of early October, was evicted from at least one space he rents there on Thursday.

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InlandPolitics: Runway to nowhere getting worse

Sunday, October 16, 2011 – 07:35 p.m.

The negative news coming out of San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) continues to worsen this weekend.

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InlandPolitics: Hansberger mysteriously silent on SBIA

Hansberger

Friday, October 14, 2011 – 09:15 a.m.

Where’s former San Bernardino County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger these days.

A big question on the minds of many people.

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The Sun: OpEd: Expert analysis needed at SBIA

Neil Derry

By Supervisor Neil Derry
Posted: 10/12/2011 06:21:59 PM PDT

For years, I and many others have watched in utter shock and amazement at the unfolding debacle known as the San Bernardino International Airport, which should be called the “airport to nowhere.”

It has always defied a logical explanation.

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The Sun: Gonzales ‘beyond angry’ at airport situation

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/09/2011 07:50:17 PM PDT

Amid an FBI probe into San Bernardino International Airport, one elected official has called for more transparency with the public and a wholesale change to internal communications at the airport.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Airport to become more transparent

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff
cmacduff@pe.com

Published: 07 October 2011 10:29 PM

The embattled San Bernardino International Airport Authority took some giant steps in the right direction last week, ordering a review of contracts with a controversial developer and promising to become more transparent.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Agency to review agreements with Spencer

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 06 October 2011 04:52 PM

The public agency overseeing San Bernardino International Airport will review all of its agreements with the airport’s developer Scot Spencer at its Oct. 12 meeting during closed session and discuss whether to terminate parts of those agreements, said Tim Sabo, legal counsel for the San Bernardino International Airport Authority and the related Inland Valley Development Agency.

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The Sun: SBIAA board committee to meet to talk about director selection process

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/05/2011 05:54:49 PM PDT

A committee of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) board will meet Thursday afternoon to discuss the selection process for a new interim director at the airport.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/04/2011 07:32:28 PM PDT

A federal investigation into allegations of conspiracy, bribery and money laundering at San Bernardino International Airport has spread to Baca Raton, Fla, an FBI official has confirmed.

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The Sun: San Bernardino stuck with an airport?

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/03/2011 06:10:17 PM PDT

For years, civic and business leaders have doggedly worked to convert San Bernardino International Airport into a promising commercial venture and a major passenger airport.

And many steadfastly believe it’s getting there.

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Spencer

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/30/2011 06:16:21 PM PDT

The airport developer at the center of a federal investigation said Friday he has no intention of stepping down.

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The Sun: New airport director speculation too early, say officials

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2011 06:08:54 PM PDT

It is too early to speculate on what steps the San Bernardino International Airport will take to find a new top executive, officials said Thursday.

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The Sun: San Bernardino airport director resigns

By Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 09/28/2011 03:34:06 PM PDT

Donald L. Rogers, the executive director of San Bernardino International Airport Authority, announced his retirement Wednesday at a meeting of the authority’s board in Loma Linda.

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The PE: S.B. AIRPORT: Leader of embattled agencies resigns

11:04 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

A week after an FBI raid, Donald L. Rogers, executive director of the embattled public agencies that oversee San Bernardino International Airport, resigned Wednesday.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. Aiport interim director to retire

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 – 03:50 p.m.

San Bernardino International Airport Authority Interim Director Don Rogers has just announced his retirement.

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InlandPolitics: Political fundraising at S.B. Airport?

San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris and Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales

Wednesday, September 27, 2011 – 10:45 a.m.

Rumors and accusations are starting to swirl in reference to possible political fundraising at San Bernardino International Airport by two of the Airport Authorities own board members.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Public Dissed at Meeting

Cassie MacDuff

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, September 26, 2011

Cassie MacDuff

The FBI raid on San Bernardino International Airport last Wednesday concerned enough people to pack the room where a special meeting of the airport authority board was held late Friday afternoon.

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InlandPolitics: It was only a matter of time

Sunday, September 25, 2011 – 11:30  a.m.

It was only a matter of time before federal officials descended onto the debacle involving the redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base.

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