A former Arizona senator who resigned during an ethics inquiry over a domestic violence incident strode back into the spotlight Thursday when he got in a verbal spat on Twitter with a prominent local public-relations consultant.Read More »
A polygraph examiner from the Phoenix Police Department told a committee investigating an ethics complaint against Sen. Scott Bundgaard that a polygraph test the senator took could not conclusively show whether he was the telling the truth.
What’s problematic is the test itself, the expert said. Victor Bell, who supervises the police department’s polygraph unit, said he wouldn’t have posed one of the questions to Bundgaard because it dealt with intent and not his actions.
The Senate Ethics Committee has hired a former federal prosecutor to investigate whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard broke ethics rules in a roadside scuffle with his ex-girlfriend.
And the attorney, Kory Langhofer, appears to be aggressively pursuing the case: He said he will likely call witnesses to testify in the ethics trial next month, including alleged victim Aubry Ballard, police officers and other eye witnesses to the domestic-violence incident.
A panel of senators investigating allegations that Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached Senate ethics rules will meet on Sept. 20 to settle some key questions about how exactly to conduct the public trial.Read More »
Gould and Landrum Taylor’s votes in favor of holding a formal investigation of Bundgaard were expected, so observers at yesterday’s meeting were most interested to see how Biggs and Yarbrough would vote.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard is lobbying for the removal of the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, a clear attempt to push back as he faces a potential ethics inquiry over a roadside fight with his ex-girlfriend.
Bundgaard’s attorney, James Austin Woods, told Senate President Russell Pearce in a letter Tuesday that the Peoria Republican wouldn’t get a fair hearing if Sen. Ron Gould remains the panel’s chairman.
The chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee said today he expects a complaint to be filed against the embattled Sen. Scott Bundgaard involving his domestic-violence incident.
But if one isn’t, Sen. Ron Gould said he’ll file it himself.