Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.Read More »
Departing Arizona Sen. Jack Jackson, Jr., leaves behind a vacancy on a number of committees, including a key seat on the Senate Ethics Committee.Read More »
A former state senator who resigned in January over a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend has filed a lawsuit against Phoenix.Read More »
For two days, I watched Scott Bundgaard listen to witness after witness give testimony that contradicted what he said happened during a freeway fight he had with his then-girlfriend in February of last year. But what baffled me, and no doubt many other reporters who covered the ethics investigation into his conduct that night, was not that he ultimately decided to resign his seat.Read More »
In a stunning turn of events, Sen. Scott Bundgaard resigned his legislative seat just moments before he was scheduled to take the witness stand in the ethics investigation against him involving a freeway fight with his ex-girlfriend.
The lawyer defending the Peoria Republican told a committee weighing the case against Bundgaard today that the hearing was "no longer necessary."
Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s final effort to halt the investigation into whether he breached ethical rules has failed.
A judge today ruled the issue is a political question that the court doesn’t have the authority to wade into, denying Bundgaard’s plea to stop the Senate Ethics Committee from holding a full-blown investigation scheduled for Thursday.
Before senators can launch into a full-blown ethics hearing of Sen. Scott Bundgaard, a judge will decide whether the courts have the authority to intervene and halt the legislative inquiry.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 Senate Ethics Committee has hired a former federal prosecutor to investigate whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard broke ethics rules in a roadside scuffle with his ex-girlfriend.
And the attorney, Kory Langhofer, appears to be aggressively pursuing the case: He said he will likely call witnesses to testify in the ethics trial next month, including alleged victim Aubry Ballard, police officers and other eye witnesses to the domestic-violence incident.
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 »