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Colonies trial witness Adam Aleman sentenced to 6 months in jail

By in Press Enterprise on December 1, 2017

By Joe Nelson

Former San Bernardino County Assistant Assessor Adam Aleman, a key figure in corruption scandals involving the Assessor’s Office and a controversial legal settlement between the county and a land developer, was sentenced Friday to six months in jail.

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Aleman appeared with his attorney, Grover Porter, before Judge Michael A. Smith in San Bernardino Superior Court on Friday for his sentencing.

Smith ordered Aleman to surrender to his courtroom on Jan. 24 to begin serving his sentence. Aleman must serve all six months of his jail sentence as straight time, with no possibility for work release, early release, or serving his time on the weekends.

“The defendant committed some very serious offenses involving public trust and integrity of county government. Those are obviously very serious offenses that there has to be consequences for,” Smith said during Friday’s proceedings.

Aleman, 34, was a key witness for prosecutors at three trials, two involving former Assessor’s Office employee Rex Gutierrez, also a former Rancho Cucamonga Councilman, which resulted in his conviction. He was sentenced in December 2010 to 2 years, 8 months […]    

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