Cook defenders, critics both have concerns about ethics process
The five-month House Ethics Committee investigation into Rep. David Cook followed a long, winding path through a muck of innuendo and half-truth, only to arrive at a determination that never was very far off. In doing so, the committee alienated or at least annoyed diverse swaths of the Legislature. Complaints about the process – and […]
Cook off the hook, ethics probe dropped – for now
The House Ethics Committee will not pursue any action against Rep. David Cook at least at this time, special chair Rep. John Allen announced in a letter July 8, essentially ending the months-long investigation into the embattled lawmaker without punishment.
Ethics committee chairman weighs holding hearing for lawmaker
The head of the House Ethics Committee is weighing whether to have full-blown hearings into the panel’s investigation of Rep. David Cook — assuming the matter gets that far. Rep. John Allen, R-Scottsdale, said Monday he is still reviewing both the evidence presented by outside investigators as well as the response to the charges submitted […]
Cook lawyer accuses ethics committee of issuing hit piece
A report released Friday by the House Ethics Committee accuses Rep. David Cook of having had an undisclosed relationship with a lobbyist, one that the investigators said is romantic.