May 18, 2017 - Inland Daily Bulletin

Judge in Colonies trial conducts jury probe into defendant's alleged conduct

SAN BERNARDINO >> The judge in the Colonies corruption trial on Thursday conducted an inquiry with defendant Jim Erwin's jury following allegations that defendant Jeff Burum made an inappropriate gesture to witness Adam Aleman during his testimony Wednesday.At least one juror complained that Rancho Cucamonga developer Burum held his hand against his face, smiled and appeared to make an offensive gesture to former San Bernardino County Assistant Assessor Adam Aleman on Wednesday.