A federal judge shot down the Department of Justice’s request to seal all of the evidence against Rep. Ben Arrendondo, who pleaded not guilty today to federal charges stemming from an FBI sting.Read More »
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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.
Why He Ran: “After a while you do things, and you feel like you have an affect on the things that you’re doing… As you progress you think, well gee, if I can do this maybe I can do it on a bigger scope, which is the state government.”Read More »