You are here:  Home  >  2020 Legislature  >  Current Article

Arizona lawmaker slams investigation into relationship with lobbyist, allegation of bribery

Posted by   /  June 20, 2020  /  No Comments

    Print       Email

By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic 

Lawyers representing Rep. David Cook told a House committee on Friday that its investigation into allegations the Republican lawmaker had an affair with a former lobbyist was a sham and drew conclusions that bordered on libel.

The rebuke comes a week after a special House ethics committee released the results of its months-long look into claims that Cook had a conflict of interest because he had a relationship with the lobbyist while backing legislation her industry supported. The investigation also included claims Cook inappropriately intervened to stop the foreclosure of farm property owned by the lobbyist’s family.

Cook, of Globe, has denied both allegations. He has maintained that his relationship with former lobbyist AnnaMarie Knorr is simply a friendship.


    Print       Email

Leave a Reply

You might also like...

Tucson city attorney: Arizona lawmakers can’t tell charter cities when to hold votes

Read More →