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Senate Ethics Committee considers Bundgaard case

Sen. Scott Bundgaard (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Sen. Scott Bundgaard (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

An Arizona Senate committee on Thursday takes up an ethics complaint stemming from an alleged case of domestic violence involving Republican Sen. Scott Bundgaard of Peoria.

A Democratic senator filed an ethics complaint against Bundgaard last week, saying that an initial police report indicated that Bundgaard may have violated state law.

Bundgaard has denied any wrongdoing in the Feb. 25 incident involving his ex-girlfriend and says he’ll be vindicated.

The committee’s chairman, Republican Sen. Ron Gould of Lake Havasu City, has said he wants the committee to dismiss the case to avoid interfering with any criminal prosecution.

Gould says a new complaint then could be filed to start over the ethics proceedings.

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