Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
I wish I knew more about the FBI probe into Arizona politicians, but if I did, I would be in a position that I could not comment. I only know what I learn from the media. The Phoenix Business Journal reports Grand jury investigation looks at Arizona Attorney General’s campaign finance - Phoenix Business Journal:
A grand jury investigation is under way into allegations of campaign finance violations by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and his 2010 election campaign.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office leading the grand jury probe with the investigation being handled by the FBI.
The investigation stems from a complaint filed earlier this year against Horne’s campaign by Don Dybus, a Tucson-based lawyer in the Attorney General’s Office and a former Horne campaign worker.
Dybus claims Horne’s 2010 Republican campaign improperly coordinated with an outside political group. That group, Business Leaders for Arizona, was funded via a $115,000 donation from Horne’s brother-in-law in California, according to a report first published by the Arizona Capitol Times.
The director of the group, Kathllen Winn, was hired by Horne after he won the attorney general’s race.
Winn, a real estate agent, is director of community outreach at the Attorney General’s Office.
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Such coordination between the campaigns could violate state election law.
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Officials familiar with the matter and the investigation say grand jury work is under way.
In the FBI probe of Rep. Ben Arredondo, The Poenix New Times has picked up the reporting from Talking Points Memo that I posted about the other day. Legislators Met With Lobbyist for Apparently Fake Company in Ben Arredondo Bust - Phoenix New Times.