fiesta bowl scandal

Phoenix city manager asked to end pension spiking
Nov 4, 2013

Investigators must tread lightly while following paper trail of attorney

Agents with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office had a sticky problem when they walked out of lobbyist Gary Husk’s office on Jan. 27, 2012, with documents and computer data seized as evidence.

Oct 17, 2013

Search warrant provides details into investigation of Gary Husk

A small group of lobbyists with Husk Partners met in an office in 2009 at the firm as allegations of a Fiesta Bowl scandal involving illegal political contributions swirled.

Lobbyists John MacDonald, Dana Paschke and Dean Miller made a pact of sorts as they looked over the statute outlawing reimbursement of contributions, according to a search warrant affidavit that provides details of an i[...]

Oct 10, 2013

Lobbyist accused in Fiesta Bowl scandal faces unrelated charges

The lobbyist accused of orchestrating the Fiesta Bowl scandal was indicted Thursday on eight low-level felonies not associated with the bowl-game scheme.

Feb 20, 2012

Former Fiesta Bowl leader to plead guilty

The former top executive of the Fiesta Bowl has reached a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors to settle allegations related to a political donations scandal.

Jan 26, 2012

Fiesta Bowl scandal spurs gift ban proposals

The Fiesta Bowl scandal has prompted two state lawmakers to plan legislation that would include an outright ban on gifts to legislators.

Dec 20, 2011

County attorney wants lobbying laws overhauled after Fiesta Bowl scandal

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who is wrapping up an eight-month investigation into the Fiesta Bowl scandal, will ask lawmakers to overhaul the state’s lobbying laws, saying financial reporting requirements are confusing and out of touch with what he believes the public demands of its elected officials.

“If it’s too much of a burden for an elected official to keep the pub[...]

Jun 14, 2011

Fiesta Bowl to hire UA president

The Fiesta Bowl has turned to University of Arizona President Robert Shelton to lead the rehabilitation of its tattered reputation.

May 23, 2011

Sen. Kyl refuses to give back Fiesta Bowl cash

The Fiesta Bowl shouldn’t expect to be receiving a check from U.S. Senator Jon Kyl any time soon, as he has rejected a request from the beleaguered bowl to return political contributions made by its employees.

May 17, 2011

Brewer on the Fiesta Bowl issue: Some freebies should be permitted

Gov. Jan Brewer says Arizona lawmakers should review state laws governing gifts to public officials in light of the Fiesta Bowl scandal, but the former legislator says there are legitimate grounds for gifts of travel and token items of appreciation.

May 12, 2011

Senate ethics panel finds Fiesta Bowl ticket violations

The Arizona Senate's ethics chairman says a review found some lawmakers may have violated state law by improperly accepting free football game tickets from the Fiesta Bowl.

May 11, 2011

Fiesta Bowl fined one million dollars, but stays in BCS

At the cost of a $1 million fine, the Fiesta Bowl will keep its place in the Bowl Championship Series.

Apr 11, 2011

Gould looking to 2012 for lobbying reform

Gould is planning legislation for next year that would tighten regulations on gifts from lobbyists, though he isn't sure exactly what changes the bill would make.