I find it difficult to believe one could find an untainted jury pool on this case given the coverage by several blogs including Cactus Thorns.
I will let others stay on top of the unfolding events…twists and turns because I am getting dizzy.
Reading the various comments is pretty insightful as long as you wear some high boots and watch for any mud slinging…putting it nicely.
As the prosecution of the Colonies Four, Colonies partner Jeff Burum, former San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Paul Biane, former Board of Supervisors Chief of Staff Mark Kirk, and former Board of Supervisors Chief of Staff Jim Erwin, winds its way through the criminal justice system, news twists are becoming more frequent. Yesterday, an email was made public showing that the firm hired by the defense contracted out with a firm in Alabama to hack the cell phone of the prosecution’s star witness, Bill Postmus.
Attorneys for defendant Jeff Burum hired Thomas Dale & Associates to keep tabs on Postmus. The firm, in turn, subcontracted the work out to small detective agencies in what appears to be an attempt to distance themselves from illegal activities such as the phone hacking.
Thomas Dale & Associates (TDA) was founded by Thomas Dale Elfmont, a former captain with the Los Angeles Police Department. Elfmont was one of three LAPD members to be tried for six counts involving the ransacking of apartments during a drug raid in 1988. To continue, click here.
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