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Bad legal advice and confusing and conflicting lobbying statutes allowed 16 current and former lawmakers who accepted football tickets and other gifts from the Fiesta Bowl to avoid criminal charges.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said today that after an eight-month probe he can’t prove whether any of the lawmakers “knowingly” failed to disclose trips they took at Fiesta Bowl expense and game tickets they received.
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Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery today joined the chorus of Republicans questioning the political motives of the U.S. Department of Justice and its release of findings that the Sheriff’s Office has followed a practice of racial profiling.
Montgomery also said he’s also going to ask the federal government to reinstate a program it stripped from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Thursday that allows detention officers to check the immigration status of people who are getting processed into jail.
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 »
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to take a new legal position in the wake of a federal judge saying Brewer's lawsuit on the legality of Arizona's medical marijuana law is in jeopardy.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will present the findings of his Fiesta Bowl investigation at press conference Dec. 21.Read More »
Maricopa County officials on Wednesday approved Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 2008 purchase of a $456,000 inmate-transport bus that sat unused for more than two years because it wasn't put out for competitive bidding.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne will no longer be able to pursue an open meeting law investigation into members of the Independent Redistricting Commission, as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled the attorney general is saddled with an existing conflict of interest.Read More »