Former assistant assessor testifies at Colonies trial that county officials were pressured by developer – Press Enterprise

SAN BERNARDINO >> Former San Bernardino County Assistant Assessor Adam Aleman testified Wednesday at the Colonies corruption trial that Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum promised to politically support other defendants in the case if they delivered a legal settlement of more than $100 million to his investor group, Colonies Partners LP.

“Mr. Burum said as soon as the Colonies settlement is over everyone would be taken care of politically,” Aleman said during Wednesday’s testimony.

And Burum was dead-set on a settlement sum of no less than $100 million, Aleman said.

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