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Bribery case ruins careers, leaves question of larger probe

Posted by   /  August 9, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The government’s decision to drop a bribery case involving a former regulator and utility owner leaves the question of what will come of its parent investigation. Judge John Tuchi, of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, on August 8 approved the request by the U.S. Attorney for Arizona to […]

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Utility bribery case to be dismissed

Posted by   /  August 7, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The government will not seek a second trial in the so-called “Ghost Lobby” bribery case. On Tuesday, prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss all charges against former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife, Sherry Pierce, lobbyist Jim Norton and utility owner George Johnson. A spokesman for the U.S. […]

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Array of Arizona politicians, lobbyists connected to Pierces bribery case

Posted by   /  May 18, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times Ken Bennett, Bob Burns among 82 to testify The bribery trial of a former regulator, a utility owner and a lobbyist has tentacles that stretch to many others in Arizona’s political universe – some more than others. Take for example Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns, who has been interviewed […]

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