A review of online court records shows the case against Former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus and Former Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin slated for the courtroom of Assigned Superior Court Judge Duke D. Rouse for all purposes.

Rouse is already assigned to the case filed against Erwin more than a year ago.

Rouse is currently under challenge from Erwin due to his ties to the law firm of Gresham, Savage, Nolan and Tilden, where Rouse was a partner until 2004.

Gresham Savage partner and Rouse friend Richard Marca represents District Attorney Michael Ramos.

Here is the minute orders for both defendants.

Case FSB1000523 Defendant 3121752 ERWIN, JAMES HOWARD – Actions and Minutes

Action Date Action TextDispositionHearing Type
06/03/2010 8:30 AM DEPT. S23DISPO/RESET ACTIVE TRC
04/26/2010 8:00 AM DEPT. S23ARRAIGNMENT DISPOSED ARRAIGNMENT
Minutes
MICHAEL M DEST
CLERK: SSG-STACY SHIPLEY
CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER: TM1-THERESA MADRIGAL CSR# TM1-8510
BAILIFF A GONZALEZ
APPEARANCES
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY LOUIS COPE PRESENT.
ATTORNEY RT STEVE HARMON AND RAJ MALINE PRESENT.
DEFENDANT PRESENT NOT IN CUSTODY.
PROCEEDINGS
ACTION CAME ON FOR ARRAIGNMENT
OFF THE RECORD, COURT AND COUNSEL CONFER IN CHAMBERS
MEDIA REQUEST FILED BY THE SUN
ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT WAIVES FORMAL ARRAIGNMENT AND ADVISAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS.
ON FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
PLEA INFORMATION
DEFENDANT PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ALL COUNTS.
HEARINGS
DISPO/RESET HEARING SET ON 06/03/2010 AT 8:30 IN DEPT S23
DEFENDANT ORDERED TO APPEAR ON HEARING DATE.
TIME WAIVERS
DEFENDANT WAIVES HIS/HER RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING WITHIN 10 COURT DAYS AND 60 CALENDAR DAYS UNDER PC859B AND 90 DAYS BEYOND 06/03/2010.
CUSTODY STATUS
CURRENT BAIL BOND CONTINUED.
DEFENDANT ADVISED THAT CASE IS ASSIGNED TO THE SUPERIOR COURT IN DEPARTMENT S18 JUDGE DUKE D ROUSE FOR ALL PURPOSES.
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Case FSB1000523 Defendant 3085961 POSTMUS, WILLIAM JOHN – Actions and Minutes

Action DateAction TextDispositionHearing Type
06/03/2010 8:30 AM DEPT. S23DISPO/RESET ACTIVE TRC
04/30/2010 8:30 AM DEPT. S23CONFIRMATION OF COUNSEL ACTIVE
04/26/2010 8:00 AM DEPT. S23ARRAIGNMENT DISPOSED ARRAIGNMENT
Minutes
OFF THE RECORD, COURT AND COUNSEL CONFER IN CHAMBERS
MEDIA REQUEST FROM THE SUN SIGNED
ATTORNEY STEPHEN LEVINE RELIEVED.
COURT APPOINTS PUBLIC DEFENDER.
ATTORNEY DPD J LAWRENCE PRESENT.
ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT WAIVES FORMAL ARRAIGNMENT AND ADVISAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS.
FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
PLEA INFORMATION
MICHAEL M DEST
CLERK: SSG-STACY SHIPLEY
CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER: TM1-THERESA MADRIGAL CSR# TM1-8510
BAILIFF A GONZALEZ
APPEARANCES
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY LOUIS COPE PRESENT.
ATTORNEY (RT) STEPHEN LEVINE PRESENT.
DEFENDANT PRESENT NOT IN CUSTODY.
PROCEEDINGS
ACTION CAME ON FOR ARRAIGNMENT
DEFENDANT PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ALL COUNTS.
DEFENDANT DENIES SPECIAL ALLEGATIONS.
HEARINGS
CONFIRMATION OF COUNSEL HEARING SET FOR 04/30/2010 AT 8:30 IN DEPARTMENT S23.
DEFENDANT ORDERED TO APPEAR ON HEARING DATE.
HEARINGS
DISPO/RESET HEARING SET ON 06/03/2010 AT 8:30 IN DEPT S23
DEFENDANT ORDERED TO APPEAR ON HEARING DATE.
TIME WAIVERS
DEFENDANT WAIVES HIS/HER RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING WITHIN 10 COURT DAYS AND 60 CALENDAR DAYS UNDER PC859B AND 90 DAYS BEYOND 06/03/2010.
CUSTODY STATUS
CURRENT BAIL BOND CONTINUED.
COPY OF COMPLAINT AND DISCOVERY GIVEN TO DEFENSE COUNSEL.
DEFENDANT ADVISED THAT CASE IS ASSIGNED TO THE SUPERIOR COURT IN DEPARTMENT S18 JUDGE DUKE D ROUSE FOR ALL PURPOSES.
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PUBLIC DEFENDER NOTIFIED.

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