Friday, June 3, 2011 – 09:00 a.m.

A review of public records from 2007-2009 show alleged bribes, made in the form of political action contributions by Colonies Partners, inexplicably went far and wide.

Not in politicians pockets as has been portrayed in the media.

Not to any certain official as alleged in court filings.

A thorough review of campaign disclosure documents filed with the California Secretary of State and San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters reveals some very interesting information.

In this article we take a look at the Alliance for Ethical Government. The political action committee alleged to be “secretly” operated by Mark Kirk, former chief of staff to County Supervisor Gary Ovitt.

Monies received by the PAC was disbursed to local candidates and service vendors.

Yes, service vendors!

The filings reflect the following information.

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ALLIANCE FOR ETHICAL GOVERNMENT (MARK KIRK)
STATUS: TERMINATED 12/31/2008
COLONIES CONTRIBUTION                     $100,000.00 ON 05/25/2007
CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO COLONIES  **NONE**
CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AFTER COLONIES     $ 27,069.00
PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR OVITT      $ 13,218.01 $10,000.00 - SUPERVISOR COMM
                                                      $ 3,238.01 CENTRAL COMMITTEE
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUPERVISOR OVITT       $ 10,000.00 ON 03/24/2008
PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR BIANE      **NONE**
PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR POSTMUS    **NONE**
PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR GONZALES   **NONE**
PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR HANSBERGER **NONE**
PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR DERRY      **NONE**
PAYMENTS BENEFITING SUPERVISOR MITZELFELT $    775.00 - CENTRAL COMMITTEE CAMPAIGN
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUPERVISOR MITZELFELT  $ 10,000.00 ON 03/24/2008
CONTRIBUTIONS BENEFITING MARK KIRK        $  7,081.97 - CENTRAL COMMITTEE CAMPAIGN
CONSULTING FEE PAYMENT TO MARK KIRK       $ 20,000.00 $10,000.00 - 7/1/07 TO 12/31/07
                                                      $10,000.00 - 1/1/08 TO 5/17/08
PAYMENTS TO TREASURER BETTY PRESLEY       $  7,650.00
***DISBURSEMENTS***
DATE	 PAYEE				  AMOUNT      PURPOSE
06/11/07 PAUL LEON FOR MAYOR              $ 13,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/11/07 ANTHONY RILEY                    $  3,000.00 CONSULTING FEE
06/25/07 HAGMAN FOR ASSEMBLY              $  3,600.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/30/07 HAGMAN FOR ASSEMBLY              $  2,400.00 CONTRIBUTION
07/11/07 ROBERT KIRK FOR SCHOOL BOARD     $  1,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
09/25/07 GARY OVITT FOR SUPERVISOR        $ 10,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
10/22/07 VOTE JIM LINDLEY                 $  5,000.00 CONTRIBUTION
11/07/07 MARK KIRK                        $ 10,000.00 CONSULTING FEE
11/07/07 ANTHONY RILEY                    $  1,500.00 CONSULTING FEE
11/08/07 ROBERT KIRK FOR SCHOOL BOARD     $  2,500.00 CONTRIBUTION
12/05/07 PRESSON AND ASSOCIATES           $  1,000.00 CONSULTING FEE
04/17/08 CALIFORNIA VOTER GUIDE           $    500.00 VOTER GUIDE DEPOSIT
04/23/08 CRA VOTER GUIDE                  $    480.00 VOTER GUIDE DEPOSIT
04/23/08 CALIFORNIA VOTER GUIDE           $    800.00 VOTER GUIDE DEPOSIT
04/23/08 CALIFORNIA VOTER GUIDE           $  1,000.00 VOTER GUIDE DEPOSIT
04/23/08 CONTINUING THE REPUBLICAN REV    $    700.00 VOTER GUIDE DEPOSIT
04/23/08 COPS VOTER GUIDE                 $    600.00 VOTER GUIDE DEPOSIT
04/23/08 BRIAN JOHSZ                      $  5,000.00 CONSULTING FEE
04/23/08 MARK KIRK                        $ 10,000.00 CONSULTING FEE
04/23/08 ANTHONY RILEY                    $    250.00 CONSULTING FEE
04/23/08 ANTHONY RILEY                    $    250.00 CONSULTING FEE
04/30/08 CHAPEAU GRAPHICS                 $  1,479.00 CAMPAIGN MAILERS
04/30/08 CHAPEAU GRAPHICS                 $  1,500.95 CAMPAIGN MAILERS
04/30/08 CHAPEAU GRAPHICS                 $  1,548.36 CAMPAIGN MAILERS
04/30/08 META INFORMATION SERVICES        $    480.13 VOTER LISTS
04/30/08 META INFORMATION SERVICES        $    619.12 VOTER LISTS
04/30/08 TONY SICILIANI                   $  5,079.56 CAMPAIGN MAILERS
04/30/08 TONY SICILIANI                   $  6,108.40 CAMPAIGN MAILERS
05/01/08 CALIFORNIA VOTER GUIDE           $    200.00 VOTER GUIDE
05/01/08 CONTINUING THE REPUBLICAN REV    $    175.00 VOTER GUIDE
05/06/08 CALIFORNIA VOTER GUIDE           $  1,000.00 VOTER GUIDE
05/08/08 TONY SICILIANI                   $  3,926.31 CAMPAIGN MAILERS
05/09/08 META INFORMATION SERVICES        $    338.23 VOTER LISTS
05/09/08 NON-PARTISAN CANDID EVAL COUNCIL $    520.00 VOTER GUIDE
05/09/08 SAVE PROP 13                     $    269.00 VOTER GUIDE
05/12/08 TONY SICILIANI                   $    202.92 CAMPAIGN MAILERS
05/16/08 TONY SICILIANI                   $  3,926.31 CAMPAIGN MAILERS
05/19/08 TONY SICILIANI                   $  3,564.52 CAMPAIGN MAILERS
06/16/08 KELLY MCCARTY FOR ASSEMBLY       $  3,600.00 CONTRIBUTION
06/16/08 ANTHONY RILEY                    $    250.00 CONSULTING FEE
09/15/08 ANTHONY RILEY                    $    250.00 CONSULTING FEE
12/31/08 CITIZENS FOR CALIFORNIA REFORM   $    192.20 CONTRIBUTION
12/31/08 CITIZENS FOR CALIFORNIA REFORM   $    775.00 CONTRIBUTION