Conspiracy case hopes to show how ease PAC's can launder payoffs

Feb 11, 2010 Read more: San Bernardino County Sun
The conspiracy case against Bill Postmus and Jim Erwin aims to prove the ease with which political action committees can be used to launder payoffs to public officials. Read more
What a joke

Redlands, CA

#1 Feb 11, 2010
This article presumes that political contributions are defacto bribes. Perhaps one could assume so, if one concluded that the District Attorney and Attorney General are guilty of accepting the same, as in Ramos paying his wife out of his own campaign funds which must be bribes from Lewis Homes, Defense Attorneys and others.

San Bernardino, CA

#2 Feb 11, 2010
So, Boyd is a DDA, knew hisfriend was running a bogus PAC, and he now claims he didn't know ANYTHING? Is he that stupid or that smart? I'm going with stupid......hope the State Bar is looking into it appears the DA isn't.
Observer of Facts

Running Springs, CA

#3 Feb 11, 2010
Based on the above story, PAC's are "controlled" by individuals and exist only to "launder payoffs to public officials" and to "funnel bribes."

I know better, as I was involved in the disbursement of funds for a major PAC many years ago. No one person "controlled" the PAC, and no money was EVER disbursed without the approval of the board. There was no correlation whatsoever between those who contributed money to the PAC and those to whom it was distributed.

Dennis Hansberger didn't want to pay The Colonies one penny. Yet, according to a report in a rival newspaper, The Colonies gave post settlement money to a PAC that contributed to the committe to re-elect Supervisor Hansberger. Mike and Jerry, how do you explain that?

Since: Feb 10

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#4 Feb 11, 2010
Pacís are a cancer on democracy; and they, in their current form, should be banned. This is how many of our "forever" politicians make their living. Prostituting themselves to developers. This is going on in your community right now, and we had better wake up.

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