An Arizona lobbyist who was targeted in a Fiesta Bowl corruption probe has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service and one year of unsupervised probation.Read More »
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The most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene this week.Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk, who has claimed he was wrongly identified as the architect of the Fiesta Bowl scandal, said Tuesday the false allegations have devastated his business.Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk pleaded guilty Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court to taking part in a scheme to make illegal campaign contributions, but left the court feeling he had been absolved of any wrongdoing related to the Fiesta Bowl.Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay $30,000 to end a criminal felony indictment alleging he funneled illegal political contributions through his employees, a source familiar with the case said. Husk’s business, Husk Partners, will also plead guilty to a misdemeanor.Read More »
Among the most politically contentious in recent years, 2013 inevitably produced its set of diminished stars and short-lived meteorites — individuals and groups that made a strong impression, all for the right or wrong reasons.Read More »
Agents with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office had a sticky problem when they walked out of lobbyist Gary Husk’s office on Jan. 27, 2012, with documents and computer data seized as evidence.Read More »
A small group of lobbyists with Husk Partners met in an office in 2009 at the firm as allegations of a Fiesta Bowl scandal involving illegal political contributions swirled.
Lobbyists John MacDonald, Dana Paschke and Dean Miller made a pact of sorts as they looked over the statute outlawing reimbursement of contributions, according to a search warrant affidavit that provides details of an investigation into the firm’s recently indicted head, Gary Husk.
The lobbyist accused of orchestrating the Fiesta Bowl scandal was indicted Thursday on eight low-level felonies not associated with the bowl-game scheme.Read More »
Former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker will have a few more weeks of freedom, as a judge postponed his Thursday sentencing. Junker pleaded guilty in February and March in state and federal courts to crimes in connection with a scheme in which the Fiesta Bowl illegally contributed to political campaigns. He is facing a prison sentence of up to 2.5 years.Read More »