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 »
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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.
A committee tasked with evaluating the city’s ethics standards will promote transparency, openness and accountability, Mayor Greg Stanton said Monday.Read More »
Newly appointed U.S. Attorney for Arizona John Leonardo is familiar with politically charged cases and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Read More »
The Save Our Vote committee has enlisted Bill Montgomery to help promote the defeat of the top-two primary initiative, but he won’t be the only person in the fight over the measure with “Maricopa County Attorney” listed on his résumé. Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley, whom Montgomery defeated in 2010 to fill out the remainder of Andrew Thomas’ term, signed on last week as a co-chair of the Open Government Committee.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 »
Some former top prosecutors have called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to wind up the federal abuse-of-power investigation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Read More »
The panel that disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas found he conspired with Sheriff Joe Arpaio to commit crimes, a fact that the sheriff will likely have to contend with as federal investigators look into whether he abused his power.Read More »
James Keppel, the head of the criminal division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, resigned his post after more than a year with the office.Read More »