Thursday, April 7, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.
It is said the application of justice is suppose to be blind.
But in San Bernardino County justice is far from it.
It’s dispensed based upon who you know.
A former state assemblyman turned Sacramento-based lobbyist, who apparently has an inside track into the inner workings within the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office, is back at it again.
Back in February 2010, Brett Granlund, lobbyist for the Sacramento-based firm Platinum Advisors was an attendee an event for state senate candidate Bill Emmerson.
Granlund was making it known then that former board of supervisors chairman and assessor Bill Postmus, and Jim Erwin, former chief of staff to supervisor Neil Derry, were both “going down”.
Granlund was advising people to keep their distance.
Now sources say Granlund is back in the Yucaipa area this week with a new revelation.
Per Mr. Granlund, Derry is under investigation by District Attorney Mike Ramos.
Sources say Ramos is hell-bent on getting Derry at all cost, and he’s sold the Attorney General on helping him do just that.
He wants an indicmnet with Derry’s name on it. Something that will help potential Derry opponents, in particular, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos and former supervisor Dennis Hansberger.
Derry defeated Hansberger in June 2008 and sources say he’s bored.
Lately, Hansberger has been trying to re-emerge onto the political scene by way of an recent county appointment and also by injecting himself into the local media.
His latest attempt blew up in his face when he accused three retired judicial officers of being corrupt.
And officials say this activity isn’t politically-motivated conduct!