A former House staff member accused of stealing from former Speaker Jim Weiers’ campaign funds pleaded not guilty today in U.S. District Court.Read More »
Disgraced former lawmaker Richard Miranda will go to prison for 27 months for stealing from a charity he ran.Read More »
Federal prosecutors say they have broken up a ring of women who used the names of Perryville prison inmates to fraudulently get federal student financial aid.Read More »
A former member of the Arizona Legislature accused of defrauding a nonprofit he once ran has pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud and attempted tax evasion charges.
Former Democratic Rep. Richard Miranda of Tolleson admitted Wednesday to selling a building that belonged to the nonprofit Centro Adelante Campesino without authorization from the group's board for $250,000 and keeping $144,000 in profits for his personal use.
R Miranda will appear before federal Judge Roslyn Silver Wednesday. The court docket shows he’ll have an initial appearance, arraignment and change of plea on charges of wire fraud and tax evasion. “Such proceedings are typically scheduled for plea agreements arranged in cases before criminal charges are filed,” Associated Press reporter Paul Davenport wrote Friday.Read More »