Seven Confirmed Subpoenas in Lewis Probe

The San Bernardino Sun has confirmed the seventh recipient of a subpoena from federal investigators probing ties between House Appropriations Chair Jerry Lewis (R-CA) and the Copeland Lowery lobby firm: the desert town of Yucca Valley.

The other six, confirmed earlier by the Sun and Roll Call, are: the California counties of San Bernardino and Riverside; the cities of Redlands, Loma Linda, and Twentynine Palms; and Cal State University-San Bernardino. All are clients of the Copeland Lowery lobbying firm.

Among the documents released to investigators by Yucca Valley are “correspondence from Copeland Lowery lobbyists and former Lewis staffers Jeff Shockey of Redlands and Letitia H. White,” the Sun reported yesterday.