[COLUMN] Roberts: Is a bombshell about to be dropped on Arizona’s power elite?

By Laurie Roberts | The Republic

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)

If bribery and fraud charges against a former Arizona Corporation Commission official are small potatoes, then . . .

We now have public acknowledgement that the FBI is continuing its investigation, presumably into possible funny business involving the Arizona Corporation Commission.

It seems the case against former Commissioner Gary Pierce is small potatoes when viewed against the larger federal investigation under way.

Well, if charges that the then-chairman of the commission that regulates utilities took a bribe and committed fraud – with a powerful lobbyist who is a close friend of many of Arizona’s powers-that-be serving as a conduit– are small potatoes, then…



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