A court hearing set for Friday is the next step in the lengthy San Bernardino County-Colonies bribery case, after jurors deadlocked on all seven felony counts faced by remaining defendant Jim Erwin, forcing a mistrial in his case after the other three defendants were acquitted of all charges in August by a separate jury.
Jurors in the San Bernardino County-Colonies case reached at least some verdicts Wednesday for defendant Jim Erwin, who prosecutors said took part in the bribery of two county officials to get approval of a $102 million court settlement in favor of a developer. The verdicts, reached after a marathon trial that has lasted nearly 8 months, are scheduled to be read at 10:45 a.m. in the San Bernardino courtroom of Judge Michael A. Smith. Jurors have been deliberating the case since Aug. 24.
There were no deliberations Tuesday for remaining San Bernardino County-Colonies bribery case defendant Jim Erwin after one of the jurors was reported ill. There was no immediate word on when the panel will resume. Meantime, Colonies Partners LP co-managing partner Jeff Burum, who with two others was acquitted on all charges by a separate jury in the marathon Colonies trial, was at Tuesday’s San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting and preparing to speak to the board.
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