Former Arizona Corporation Commission chairman Gary Pierce was indicted in federal court this week on felony conspiracy, bribery, mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud following an investigation into his relationship with Johnson Utilities owner George Johnson.Read More »
A former Pima County Sheriff's Department chief deputy who was accused of misusing money seized under an anti-racketeering law has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft charges.Read More »
House Democratic leadership is calling for Democratic Rep. Ceci Velasquez to resign after a state grand jury indicted Velasquez on allegations she ripped off the state’s food stamp program.Read More »
Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi is asking a federal judge in Tucson to allow him to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.Read More »
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.Read More »
Twenty-one Tucson-based Arizona Air National Guard members have been indicted for fraud after using fake addresses to collect federal stipends meant for those who are traveling or on short-term orders, Attorney General Tom Horne said on Monday.Read More »
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 investigation into the firm’s recently indicted head, Gary Husk.
A new motion to seal evidence in the federal bribery case against Rep. Ben Arredondo reveals that another investigation connected the Tempe Democrat is “large scale.”Read More »
State Rep. Ben Arredondo is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Phoenix on charges of bribery and other crimes.Read More »
The Department of Justice and Rep. Ben Arredondo’s attorneys plan to keep the evidence against the indicted Tempe lawmaker secret to protect ongoing investigations.
The two sides have asked a federal judge to sign off on their agreement to keep evidence from going public.