An employee and key political ally of Attorney General Tom Horne who was suspected of leaking information to a Phoenix newspaper was not interviewed in an internal probe, despite being identified by three colleagues and the lead investigator as the likely source.Read More »
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A dozen survivors and family members from last year’s Tucson shooting that killed six people and injured 13 met this week with Attorney General Eric Holder to urge stricter federal regulations on gun sales.Read More »
More than a dozen survivors and family members from the 2011 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords have outlined for Attorney General Eric Holder their campaign to stem gun violence.Read More »
I am tired of the political cat and mouse game that Tea Party Republicans are playing with the Arizona Attorney General’s Mortgage Settlement Fund. It was wrong to sweep money from the fund to benefit the private prison industry at the expense of Arizona homeowners.Read More »
An attorney representing a housing organization took its first step in suing the state over a sweep of $50 million meant to assist distressed homeowners.Read More »
Kathleen Winn, a pivotal figure in allegations that have ensnared Attorney General Tom Horne in an FBI investigation, denied the accusations against her and her boss.Read More »
The FBI began investigating Attorney General Tom in January, a revelation that undermines his assertion that the investigation is based solely on the claims of a disgruntled employee who was trying to avoid being fired.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.
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission voted down a proposal by its Republican members to release hours of transcripts from the panel’s closed-door sessions.Read More »
Frustrated by a judge’s ruling that state and county prosecutors don’t have the authority to investigate alleged open meeting law violations by the state’s redistricting commission, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery predicted today that private citizens may pick up where he left off.Read More »