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Former lawmaker Miranda to make court appearance

Former Rep. Richard Miranda

A former member of the Arizona Legislature is scheduled to make an appearance in federal court today amid indications of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

No criminal charges had been publicly released against former Rep. Richard Miranda as of Tuesday afternoon.

But the court’s docket lists a Wednesday hearing for an initial appearance, arraignment and change of plea for the Democrat from Tolleson.

Such proceedings are typically scheduled for plea agreements arranged in cases before criminal charges are filed.

Miranda cited family and health concerns when he resigned from the Legislature on Feb. 16.

The Arizona Republic has reported that the Internal Revenue Service had requested Miranda’s financial-disclosure reports for the past six years.

Legislators file those reports annually with the Secretary of State’s Office.

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