Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.

A claim filed Monday against the City of Upland sheds some light into an ongoing federal investigation surrounding former Mayor John “J.P.” Pomierski.

Aaron Sandusky, operator of G3 Holitics, a medical marijuana cooperative that was shut down by city officials last September, has filed what is known as a claim against the city.

A claim is usually a precursor to the filing of a lawsuit and must be filed within six months.

G3 was closed down on September 17, 2010.

The claim, obtained by InlandPolitics.com, alleges Pomierski demanded money from G3 in exchange for obtaining a “tolling agreement” from the city. The agreement was going to allow the co-op to continue operating through the November 2010 city council election.

The claim says Pomierski was paid $10,000, even though he demanded $20,000.

Upland businessman John Hennes, owner of JH Builders, is listed as the intermediary between representatives of G3 and Pomierski.

In the claim, which is seeking unspecified damages, Sandusky says he has been cooperating with federal authorities.

InlandPolitics will post and update later this evening.