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Ex-Arizona legislator files lawsuit against Phoenix

Ex-Arizona legislator files lawsuit against Phoenix

Former Sen. Scott Bundgaard (File photo)

A former state senator who resigned in January over a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend has filed a lawsuit against Phoenix.

Scott Bundgaard alleges that city employees conspired to falsely portray him as an abuser rather than a victim in a February 2011 fight on a north Phoenix freeway.

The Arizona Republic reports that Bundgaard is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

He filed a $10 million notice of claim against Phoenix police and city officials in June. That’s a precursor to a lawsuit.

The Peoria Republican stepped down before he had to testify to a Senate Ethics Committee that would decide whether he should be disciplined over the incident.

Phoenix spokeswoman Toni Maccarone says the city hasn’t received a copy of Bundgaard’s suit yet and declines comment.

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One comment

  1. Mr. Bungaard, We, the taxpayers and public, see you very clearly for who you are. You appear to be following the long tradition of those we elect who sue your political enemies, make attorneys obscenely rich, as well as your friends — all at taxpayers expense. No money left for the people for their education, health care, job training, growing small businesses and strong communities. So you get destroyed, now you’ll destroy everyone in your path using the broken legal system as your weapon for destruction? You self-destructed yourself like others in your peer-group who claim to be “victims”. Really?

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