Archive for February 10th, 2012

VVDailyPress: DeFazio defends allegations he lied to grand jury

RECESS: Apple Valley real estate developer John Dino DeFazio, left, walks toward the San Bernardino County courtroom in San Bernardino while his defense attorney, Richard M. Ewaniszyk, and Deputy District Attorney John Goritz, right, chat during a recess from DeFazio’s preliminary hearing./STAFF PHOTO BY NATASHA LINDSTROM

Prosecutors say A.V. developer lied about PAC; defense rejects charge
February 10, 2012 8:36 AM
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Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Prosecutors attempted to show Thursday that Apple Valley developer John Dino DeFazio lied about a political action committee that former county Assessor Bill Postmus secretly used to funnel bribes.

At the preliminary hearing in San Bernardino court, DeFazio’s defense worked to demonstrate DeFazio — not Postmus — controlled the PAC in question, and attacked the credibility of the district attorney’s key witnesses.

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The Sun: OpEd: Crime ties are a serious issue

Third District Supervisor Neil Derry


Supervisor Neil Derry
Posted: 02/09/2012 02:15:59 PM PST

As a U.S. Marine, I proudly defended our country in the Persian Gulf War. As San Bernardino County supervisor, I am a strong supporter of law enforcement and an independent taxpayer watchdog for the citizens of the 3rd District.

I am writing in response to The Sun newspaper’s predictable defense of political candidate and San Manuel Tribal Chairman James Ramos (“Neil Derry’s ugly campaign,” Feb. 5 editorial).

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Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakayue

By Dan Smith
Published: Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 – 9:27 am

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has assailed the Assembly for passing a bill that would strip power from the Judicial Council she controls, prompting opponents to suggest her tone is inappropriate for the state’s top judge.

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