The prosecutors in Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s ethics trial asked several of the witnesses to reveal to the ethics committee their political party affiliations, in an effort to defuse any potential claims that the ethics investigation is in any way a partisan attack against Bundgaard, a Peoria Republican.Read More »
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The lawyer who is investigating whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached ethical rules over a roadside scuffle with his ex-girlfriend plans to call the woman to the witness stand.Read More »
A judge has ordered five members of the Senate Ethics Committee to appear in court on Tuesday, presumably to explain why Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s ethics trial should move forward.Read More »
Unable to persuade colleagues to stop the ethics investigation against him and determined to fight to the end, Bundgaard went to court yesterday to sue the Senate Ethics Committee and its members.Read More »
The trial involving whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached ethical rules could be pushed back to next year, when the legislative session starts.
Sen. Ron Gould, chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, said the committee needs to resolve a request by a Democratic senator who is asking the committee to adopt a less-stringent burden of proof in investigating Bundgaard.
The inquiry into whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached ethical rules involving his roadside fight with an ex-girlfriend has been put on hold pending the resolution of a separate complaint he filed against three members of the ethics panel.Read More »
The latest twist in the saga involving Sen. Scott Bundgaard compelled three members from the Senate Ethics Committee today to recuse themselves from the panel. But Bundgaard is not getting what he ultimately wants: The trio barred from investigating his February freeway fight with his ex-girlfriend.Read More »
Questions swirled during last Tuesday’s Senate ethics committee meeting about how to conduct the Bundgaard ethics trial.Read More »
A full-blown ethics inquiry is rare, but it is not unprecedented. So, while the senators investigating whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached the chamber’s ethical rules have a lot of questions about how to conduct the trial, old Senate records actually provide plenty of guidance.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.