Signatures filed to recall indicted San Jacinto council members
SAN JACINTO, California: The San Jacinto Corruption Recall Active Movement (SCRAM) submitted signatures on June 1 in the hopes of forcing a recall election on four members of the San Jacinto City Council who are under indictment. For each recall target, about double the required number of 2,815 signatures was submitted.
City Council members Jimmie Dale Stubblefield, Jr., John Mansperger, James Potts and Jim Ayres are targeted in the recall effort. The four politicians were indicted in November 2009 in a corruption probe launched by Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco. The allegations in the indictment are that they laundered "tens of thousands of dollars in campaign money as well as tax fraud, bribery, perjury and filing false government documents."
Number of submitted signatures:
- Signatures to recall Jim Ayres: 4,874
- Signatures to recall John Mansperger: 4,832
- Signatures to recall Jim Potts: 4,884
- Signatures to recall Dale Stubblefield: 4,909