By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic
An independent investigation into allegations against former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne concluded he improperly used his office for political activities during his unsuccessful 2014 bid for re-election.
But the long-awaited report, released Monday, didn’t impose new financial penalties or recommend criminal charges against the former Republican attorney general.
Horne, who lost his re-election bid in 2014, did not immediately comment on the investigators’ findings.
The investigation was triggered by a former staffer and one-time campaign worker, who filed a complaint alleging Horne and several staffers had conducted campaign-related business inside the attorney general’s office in the run-up to the 2014 election. The complaint was filed in May 2014.