Embattled San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood has responded to the complaints filed by one of his opponents, Angela Valles, regarding his conflicts of interests. Valles filed two complaints with the Fair Political Practices Commission and the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit alleging Lovingood was not properly reporting conflicts of interest as required by state law.
Lovingood has filed four amendments to each of his Statements of Economic Interests (FPPC 700) filed each year since taking office in 2012 with the most recent amendment coming weeks after the last Valles complaint. Since the time in which Valles filed the last complaint, the deadline for all elected officials to file their 2015 forms has passed. Lovingood’s 2015 FPPC 700 conforms, in part, with the Government Code sections Valles’ alleged Lovingood previously violated. In other words, it appears that Valles’ complaint has forced Lovingood to comply, in part, with the law.
Lovingood founded ICR Staffing Services in Victorville, Calif. decades ago. His company provides temporary employees and employment services to companies and government agencies throughout the county. When he took office, he contends he stepped out of the business by turning it over to his wife, Melanie. However, California is a community property state and all indications are he maintains a day-to-day interest in the company.
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