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Judge dismisses corruption charges in Colonies case

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A Superior Court judge today dismissed criminal charges against a Rancho Cucamonga developer and three former San Bernardino County officials in the Colonies corruption trial. Judge Michael A. Smith dismissed three tax evasion charges against former Supervisor Paul Biane, charges that stemmed from a $100,000 contribution developer Jeff Burum made …

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Officials in Riverside County could get a pay hike

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Several elected officials in Riverside County, including the sheriff and district attorney, might be in line for substantial raises. The officials, who already earn six-figure salaries, would receive pay hikes approaching 25 percent if a proposal before the Board of Supervisors Today is approved, according to a report in The …

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Attorneys allege malfeasance by prosecutors

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Defense attorneys in the Colonies corruption case today argued that charges should be dropped because of alleged prosecutorial misconduct. Attorney Mary Andrues, co-counsel for developer Jeff Burum, argued that the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office conducted an illegal search and violated attorney-client privilege when it inspected documents at the …

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Riverside tries to cut water use

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Riverside has adopted mandatory water restrictions. Lawns and any other landscaping may be watered only four days a week and from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m., and restaurants may provide water to customers only if they ask for, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise. The city’s goal is to …

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Colonies hearing continues

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Arguments continued today in San Bernardino County Superior Court in the Colonies corruption case, with defense attorneys arguing that what prosecutors allege were bribes were in fact legitimate political contributions. Judge Michael A. Smith heard presentations from David Goldstein, attorney for former Supervisor Paul Biane, and Paul Grech, attorney for …

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Colonies judge rules for prosecution

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Prosecutors in the Colonies corruption case won another round today when a Superior Court Judge ruled that they did provide evidence favorable to the defense to a grand jury, as required by law. Attorneys for the four defendants – developer Jeff Burum, former Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin, former Supervisor Paul …

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