The Arizona Supreme Court plans to review a lower court's ruling that judges can't order people on probation to not use medical marijuana.Read More »
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A federal judge on Monday sentenced former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi to three years in prison for convictions on public corruption, money laundering and other charges, capping a corruption case prosecutors said began more than a decade ago.Read More »
All is not lost: State never delivered financial incentive, but probation program found some success
The Legislature tried to give probation departments a financial incentive in 2008 to keep revocations and prison populations down.
However, lawmakers never came up with the money for the incentives. And this past session, lawmakers repealed the incentives program known as the Safe Communities Act (SCA). Even in the absence of the financial part, the program was considered a success by some because of the methods probation departments developed and refined during that time.
A Nevada couple has pleaded guilty to trying to vote in Colorado and Arizona in the 2008 election.Read More »
A former Tucson state lawmaker has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to forging petition signatures in his attempt to get on the 2008 general election ballot.Read More »
Maricopa County has been awarded $500,000 to start and expand programs to track down felony fugitives.Read More »
Marc Adreani, the owner of an illegal Scottsdale poker room, was sentenced Nov. 18 to three years of probation with fines reaching almost $1,800. The ruling stopped short of the $2,250 in fines the city of Scottsdale sought. It also returned some items to Adreani that the city had sought forfeiture of.Read More »