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U.S. objects to request in Arredondo bribery case

Rep. Ben Arredondo (File photo)

Federal prosecutors are objecting to a request that they be ordered to spell out alleged acts forming the basis for corruption charges against an Arizona legislator.

State Rep. Ben Arredondo’s lawyers say they’ve received 139 hours of audio recordings and more than 790,000 pages of written material from the government.

But the Tempe Democrat’s lawyers’ motion says the mountain of material isn’t enough to help his defense prepare for trial.

Prosecutors say the indictment clearly states the charges and that Arredondo lawyers’ questions are answered in material provided by the government.

The charges of bribery and other crimes accuse Arredondo of soliciting and accepting sports and charity event tickets from FBI undercover agents and of disclosing confidential information while a Tempe City Council member.

Arredondo has pleaded not guilty.

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