Former San Bernardino County supervisor and assessor Bill Postmus.


Published: 14 October 2011 09:49 PM

An attorney for a former San Bernardino County assessor’s employee requested Friday that prosecutors compel Bill Postmus to submit to an interview with a defense team investigator.

But attorneys for Postmus, a former county supervisor and assessor, told a judge that they have advised their client not to agree to the interview.

“I have advised my client to keep his interviews to a minimum with any third party,” Postmus’ attorney Steven Levine said.

Postmus pleaded guilty in March to taking part in a conspiracy involving bribery and extortion that resulted in his vote for the county’s controversial $102 million legal settlement with developer Colonies Partners. He is cooperating with authorities and was in court Friday for sentencing, which was delayed until March 29.

At the hearing, Deputy Public Defender Eric Teti, an attorney for Greg Eyler, a former taxpayer advocate in the assessor’s office, said Postmus has information that could help Eyler’s defense.

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