SAN FRANCISCO — Two former San Bernardino County, Calif., officials were charged with bribery, conspiracy and corruption yesterday for their role in helping to approve a lawsuit settlement that was paid with $103.8 million of judgment obligation bonds.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown and San Bernardino County district attorney Michael Ramos filed the criminal charges against William Postmus, the former chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, and James Erwin, former assistant assessor for the county.

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