A San Bernardino Superior Court Judge on Thursday rejected a request to dismiss criminal charges against county Supervisor Neil Derry, whose attorney then entered a not-guilty plea for him at the scheduled arraignment proceedings.
Judge Michael Dest also granted a request by Derry’s attorney, George Newhouse, to allow Derry to remain free on his own recognizance on condition he appear at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino no later than July 7 for booking.
The state Attorney General’s Office charged Derry in April with two felonies and one misdemeanor for allegedly failing to report a $5,000 campaign contribution from a Highland developer in July 2007.
Rumors have gone around that this is a political payback from the San Bernardino County Political Machine for failing to fall in line with them. I also hear that this is just part of the “Culture of Corruption.”
I was under the impression that from all of the old board of supervisors, prior to Janice Rutherford, that Derry was trying to bring transparency to County Politics.
This is another black eye to our County either way you look at it. Lets get the Office of Independent Review started in this county to help all of us.————–Paul Schrader