4 Calif. Public Officials Arrested In Bribery Scandal

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 8:06 PM EDT) -- California authorities arrested several former San Bernardino County officials Tuesday in an alleged public corruption scheme to coerce the county — through bribery, extortion and threats — into striking a $102 million settlement with a developer over flood control improvements.

Mark Kirk, James Erwin and Jeffrey Burum were taken into custody after turning themselves in on charges that they were wrapped up in the scheme initiated by Burum, a general partner of developer Colonies Partners LP, according to the California attorney general's office and the San...
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