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November 8, 1990
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, 4TH DISTRICT (Run-off Election) 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Larry Walker*: 14,647 (54%) Beecher Medlin: 12,313 (46%) BIG BEAR LAKE CITY COUNCIL 3 Elected 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Bonnie J. Roberts: 1,129 (27%) Robert C. (Bob) Davies: 1,023 (24%) Norm Reinik*: 816 (20%) Bill Speyers*: 773 (18%) Donald F.
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August 1, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing a campaign to recoup public funds lost to kickbacks and other corruption, San Bernardino County reached a $400,000 settlement Tuesday with a firm accused of providing gifts to officials in exchange for public contracts. Minneapolis-based Miller and Schroeder Financial Inc. agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a county lawsuit against the company and one of its executives, James R. Iverson. John R. Larson, an attorney who represented the company, agreed to pay $50,000.
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September 23, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth J. Walsh, a former landfill company executive convicted in a San Bernardino County government corruption case, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison--the stiffest sentence yet handed out in a series of scandals. In the mid-1990s, Walsh, 53, of Carlsbad, made his mark in San Bernardino County with what was the traditional way at the time--through bribes. He made payments to the county's then-chief executive while his company received $20 million in public business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Bernardino County Dist. Atty. Dennis Stout acknowledged Wednesday that he violated his own ethical standards and made "errors in judgment" when he secretly aided the political opponent of a county supervisor he was investigating. Consequently, Stout has stepped down from the prosecution of San Bernardino County Supervisor Jerry Eaves, one of several officials tangled in a pervasive corruption and bribery scandal. State Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four former high-ranking San Bernardino County officials and three businessmen have agreed to plead guilty in a bribery scandal involving the award of millions of dollars in county contracts, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. At the center of the scam is James J. Hlawek, the county's former chief administrative officer, who has admitted taking payoffs to secure contracts for a waste management company, a financial services firm and a personnel consultant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD and DOUGLAS HABERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Battered by a government corruption scandal that has brought seven guilty pleas, six legal settlements and five sentencings, San Bernardino County community leaders have been hoping for an end to it all. They aren't going to find it--not yet, anyway. This week brought new allegations, backed by transcripts of secretly recorded telephone calls, that San Bernardino County Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1987 | Associated Press
The county tax collector-treasurer died of a heart attack just minutes after taking part in an exercise class sponsored to reduce stress and improve health among county executives, the coroner said. Joe Bell, 62, collapsed Wednesday in a locker room after the fitness class at the San Bernardino YMCA, Coroner Brian McCormick said. The class is intended to foster good health among county officials, he said. "In this case, it didn't," McCormick said.
NEWS
November 22, 1995 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Setting up a legal battle with Gov. Pete Wilson, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to block the proposed siting of a low-level nuclear waste dump in Ward Valley in the county's northeastern corner. The supervisors said the 5-0 vote mirrors broad public concern that radioactive waste from the dump could leak into adjacent drinking water sources, particularly the Colorado River about 20 miles away.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1999 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
San Bernardino County ended its relationship with brokerage Salomon Smith Barney on Thursday after the county treasurer concluded that the municipality paid as much as $308,000 in potentially avoidable commission fees as part of transactions overseen by his predecessor, who last week pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges involving the awarding of county contracts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Bernardino County Dist. Atty. Dennis Stout acknowledged Wednesday that he violated his own ethical standards and made "errors in judgment" when he secretly aided the political opponent of a county supervisor he was investigating. Consequently, Stout has stepped down from the prosecution of San Bernardino County Supervisor Jerry Eaves, one of several officials tangled in a pervasive corruption and bribery scandal. State Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD and DOUGLAS HABERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Battered by a government corruption scandal that has brought seven guilty pleas, six legal settlements and five sentencings, San Bernardino County community leaders have been hoping for an end to it all. They aren't going to find it--not yet, anyway. This week brought new allegations, backed by transcripts of secretly recorded telephone calls, that San Bernardino County Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth J. Walsh, a former landfill company executive convicted in a San Bernardino County government corruption case, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison--the stiffest sentence yet handed out in a series of scandals. In the mid-1990s, Walsh, 53, of Carlsbad, made his mark in San Bernardino County with what was the traditional way at the time--through bribes. He made payments to the county's then-chief executive while his company received $20 million in public business.
NEWS
August 1, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's never much fun paying a visit to the tax man. But when 66-year-old Ellen Scruggs ambled into the collector's office last week to fork over another $1,756.17 in property taxes, there was an added frustration. "That money is going into somebody's pocket," said the Fontana retiree. "It's making some people live good while the rest of us suffer. Where is the money?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2000 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Bernardino County has sued a sitting county supervisor and 21 other defendants in an effort to recoup millions of dollars lost in the county's unfolding bribery scandal. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, accuses county Supervisor Gerald R. Eaves of breaching his fiduciary trust by accepting gifts of trips to Canada, Mexico, England and Hawaii from a company that sought contracts with the county.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1999 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
San Bernardino County ended its relationship with brokerage Salomon Smith Barney on Thursday after the county treasurer concluded that the municipality paid as much as $308,000 in potentially avoidable commission fees as part of transactions overseen by his predecessor, who last week pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges involving the awarding of county contracts.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Officials in San Bernardino County said they've ended all trading with brokerage Salomon Smith Barney as they investigate some mutual-fund sales the firm made to the county. County Treasurer Dick Larsen said that Salomon charged San Bernardino, the largest county in the United States in area, commissions on its trades at the rate it would charge a retail customer. With $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing a campaign to recoup public funds lost to kickbacks and other corruption, San Bernardino County reached a $400,000 settlement Tuesday with a firm accused of providing gifts to officials in exchange for public contracts. Minneapolis-based Miller and Schroeder Financial Inc. agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a county lawsuit against the company and one of its executives, James R. Iverson. John R. Larson, an attorney who represented the company, agreed to pay $50,000.
NEWS
August 28, 1998
The San Bernardino County chief administrative officer has resigned, and county officials said he is being investigated by the FBI. Details of the investigation were not available, and the FBI refused to confirm or deny any investigation. James Hlawek resigned Tuesday as the county's top bureaucrat after four years in the post. His resignation made no reference to the FBI probe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four former high-ranking San Bernardino County officials and three businessmen have agreed to plead guilty in a bribery scandal involving the award of millions of dollars in county contracts, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. At the center of the scam is James J. Hlawek, the county's former chief administrative officer, who has admitted taking payoffs to secure contracts for a waste management company, a financial services firm and a personnel consultant.
NEWS
August 28, 1998
The San Bernardino County chief administrative officer has resigned, and county officials said he is being investigated by the FBI. Details of the investigation were not available, and the FBI refused to confirm or deny any investigation. James Hlawek resigned Tuesday as the county's top bureaucrat after four years in the post. His resignation made no reference to the FBI probe.
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