Rep. Catherine Miranda, her husband and step-daughter invoked their Fifth Amendment rights on the witness stand today in a court hearing to determine whether the Phoenix Democrat should be removed from office for submitting allegedly forged signatures on election forms. Miranda’s attorney, Tom Ryan, said he can’t allow his client or her family to testify while she is under criminal investigation.Read More »
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Judge Ann Scott Timmer’s advice to her disappointed daughters after her third failed attempt at landing a spot on the Supreme Court was that the only way to avoid disappointment was to not take risks.Read More »
Rep. Chester Crandell said he was surprised when the first question of the Oct. 2 Clean Elections debate of Legislative District 6 candidates was on Proposition 120, the ballot measure he sponsored and is advocating.Read More »
Not since the AzScam scandal in 1991 have so many Arizona lawmakers left office amid criminal allegations in a single year.
The current scandals could cast a cloud over the state’s general election. Lawmakers who leave in disgrace tend to discourage cynical voters from going to the polls, pollsters and players from the AzScam bribery scandal said.
A Legislative District 27 Republican is using questions about forged signatures on Rep. Catherine Miranda’s election forms to take the Phoenix Democrat to court to strip her of her primary election victory.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo, a Tempe Democrat, faces a sentence ranging from probation to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty this morning to two felony counts related to federal charges stemming from a public corruption indictment.Read More »
A federal grand jury has returned a third indictment this year involving the Arizona Legislature as a former staffer was charged Sept. 25 with 15 counts of wire fraud for allegedly stealing from former House Speaker Jim Weiers’ campaign account.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo, a Tempe Democrat, is scheduled to plead guilty Friday to federal charges stemming from a public corruption indictment.Read More »
A federal judge made the right call in concluding that Arizona’s law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery argued in written briefs filed today with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Read More »
A former House staff member accused of stealing from former Speaker Jim Weiers’ campaign funds pleaded not guilty today in U.S. District Court.Read More »