Opinion: False allegations against San Manuel Band chairman

"In January 2007, I was chosen to initiate the Sheriff's Specialized Enforcement Division. One of the many responsibilities of this unit included investigations of local gangs. Arms of this unit co-joined with members of the San Bernardino Police Department and the FBI in the investigation into criminal activities of a few members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians associated with members of the Mexican Mafia.

As the commander of this unit, I was privy to all aspects of ongoing investigations as well as previous investigations conducted in this area.

At no time did the name of James Ramos come to light in any area of criminal activity. "

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