By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic
Arizona Public Service Co. has powered off its relationship with a prominent consulting firm after one of its top lobbyists was indicted in federal court for his alleged part in what federal prosecutors say was a bribery scheme.
Since the indictments, Jim Norton has stepped away from the firm to try to stem the flow of clients ending their business with Axiom Public Affairs. Norton has pleaded not guilty.
But that didn’t stop APS from bailing, too: Secretary of State records show the utility company terminated the relationship on Tuesday.