A state criminal investigator has filed a $10 million legal claim against Arizona involving Attorney General Tom Horne. Margaret "Meg" Hinchey is accusing the state's top prosecutor of engaging in a cover-up amid allegations that Horne participated in illegal campaign activities.Read More »
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A lawsuit filed by public interest law firms on behalf of homeowners tries to block Arizona from using part of a foreclosure settlement to help balance the next state budget.Read More »
Federal authorities are investigating Attorney General Tom Horne over allegations that he illegally collaborated with an independent expenditure committee that spent more than a half-million dollars on negative ads against his Democratic opponent in 2010, the Arizona Capitol Times has learned.
A complaint filed in February by a prosecutor in Horne’s own office - and a onetime political ally of Horne - alleges that the attorney general collaborated with an independent expenditure called Business Leaders for Arizona, which received $115,000 from Horne’s brother-in-law in California.
The complaint, filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, also alleges that Horne rewarded the chairwoman of the campaign group with a high-paying job at the Attorney General’s Office.
James Keppel, the head of the criminal division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, resigned his post after more than a year with the office.Read More »
The former top executive of the Fiesta Bowl has reached a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors to settle allegations related to a political donations scandal.Read More »
The Fiesta Bowl scandal has prompted two state lawmakers to plan legislation that would include an outright ban on gifts to legislators.Read More »
The former chief operating officer of the Fiesta Bowl has been indicted on charges of filing false income tax returns for the bowl game, the first charges against a former official of one of the top national college football bowls and Bowl Championship Series member since a scathing report led to the firing of its president in March.Read More »
A judge will consider Wednesday whether to end or revitalize a civil investigation into whether Arizona's redistricting commission violated open meetings law when it selected consultants to help draw new congressional and legislative districts.Read More »
Members of Arizona's redistricting commission faced new allegations Thursday as the state attorney general said the panel's chair reportedly destroyed documents and Democrats filed a complaint asking for an investigation of a Republican commissioner.Read More »
One of Arizona’s redistricting commissioners told Attorney General Tom Horne that the commission’s chairwoman destroyed documents used to score mapping firms during a closed-door meeting.