Rancho Cucamonga developer files $50 million federal lawsuit against San Bernardino County, state prosecutors

By JOE NELSON | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun PUBLISHED: April 3, 2018 at 2:29 pm | UPDATED: April 3, 2018 at 10:32 pm Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum has sued San Bernardino County and the state in federal court alleging malicious prosecution in connection with the ill-fated Colonies bribery case. Burum, who along with two co-defendants … Read More

Colonies Partners files federal lawsuit against San Bernardino County, top state officials over corruption case

By JOE NELSON | jnelson@scng.com and RICHARD K. DE ATLEY | rdeatley@scng.com | The San Bernardino Sun PUBLISHED: March 1, 2018 at 12:51 pm | UPDATED: March 1, 2018 at 6:53 pm   Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum. Rancho Cucamonga investor group Colonies Partners LP on Thursday, March 1, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against San Bernardino County … Read More

Acquitted Colonies developer files claim against San Bernardino County, state officials, saying prosecution made his life ‘a living hell’

By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY | rdeatley@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: January 30, 2018 at 1:32 pm | UPDATED: January 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm Developer Jeffrey Burum, who was acquitted of all charges in the Colonies corruption case last year, filed on Tuesday a malicious prosecution and civil rights violation claim against San Bernardino County and … Read More

Colonies Partners seeks more than $45 million in damages from San Bernardino County for failed prosecution, litigation

By JOE NELSON | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun PUBLISHED: December 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm | UPDATED: December 15, 2017 at 12:51 am Stephen Larson, the defense attorney for Colonies Partners co-managing partner Jeff Burum, speaks during public comments at the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Colonies Partners, the … Read More

Supervisors should consider Colonies demand

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD | opinion@scng.com | PUBLISHED: December 2, 2017 at 7:15 pm | UPDATED: December 2, 2017 at 7:27 pm Stephen Larson, the defense attorney for Colonies Partners co-managing partner Jeff Burum, speaks during public comments at the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. County supervisors should sharpen their … Read More

Those accused – and acquitted – in Colonies corruption must now pick up the pieces

Pictured L-R: Jeff Burum, Mark Kirk, Jim Erwin, and Paul Biane. (File photo) By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun PUBLISHED: September 30, 2017 at 11:51 am | UPDATED: September 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm Eight years, six months, and seven days. That’s how long Jim Erwin said … Read More

Colonies bribery case ends with all charges dismissed against last defendant Jim Erwin

Attorneys Stephen Larson, (L), and Rajan Maline congratulate Jim Erwin, after hearing he will not be re-tried on any charges regarding the Colonies corruption case, Friday, at San Bernardino Justice Center in San Bernardino, Ca., September 22, 2017. Judge Michael A. Smith dismissed all of the remaining counts against the … Read More

Judge dismisses some counts in corruption trial

By Andy Serbe Daily Journal Staff Writer SAN BERNARDINO – After seven months of jury trial, the prosecution has res ted in a corruption case alleging San Bernardino County officials accepted bribes to approve a $102 million settlement to Colonies Partners LP, a prominent developer. Then, this week, Superior Court … Read More

Not guilty verdicts in Colonies corruption case

By Shea Johnson Staff Writer Posted Aug 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM Updated Aug 28, 2017 at 7:13 PM A real estate developer and two former top San Bernardino County officials were found not guilty Monday of corruption charges tied to the Colonies scandal, believed by many to be the most consequential case of its kind in the county’s history. … Read More

3 of 4 Colonies corruption defendants found not guilty on all charges

Developer Jeff Burum, center, and his attorneys Jennifer Keller and Stephen Larson react as Burum is found not guilty of all charges in the Colonies corruption case verdict hearing at San Bernardino Superior Court in San Bernardino, Calif. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Defendants Burum and two former county officials … Read More

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