Several names are being floated to fill the U.S. attorney slot vacated by Burke this week.Read More »
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The Congressional committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious described the role that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona played in the gun-running scandal as “striking” and demanded documents from top officials in the office.Read More »
Dennis Burke’s resignation as U.S. attorney for Arizona may reverberate through the 2014 elections, when Democrats who eyed him as one of their strongest candidates for statewide office fall back on a bench that was thin to begin with.Read More »
The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. attorney in Arizona resigned today amid investigations into a flawed law enforcement operation aimed at major gun-trafficking networks on the Southwest border.Read More »
U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke resigned today with praise from Washington D.C. and no mention of Operation Fast and Furious, the disastrous and deadly gunrunning scandal that has plagued his office for months.
Burke’s resignation letter was vague in his reasoning to step down and so was his final message to his staff.
Prosecutors say they found no state or federal criminal violations in the travel spending and handling of inmates' cash by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws.Read More »
Federal authorities won't be prosecuting Maricopa County Sheriff's Office officials over extradition spending.Read More »
President Barack Obama is nominating two Tucson lawyers to serve as U.S. District Court judges.Read More »
While the U.S. Department of Justice is imminently expected to release a statement clarifying their stance toward medical marijuana, Attorney General Tom Horne said Wednesday that if the federal government’s 2009 position is reiterated in the awaited clarification, the lawsuit he and Gov. Jan Brewer filed in federal court late last month challenging the legality of Arizona’s new medical marijuana program could be unnecessary.Read More »