What is with the Democratic Political Corruption? First Ben Arredondo now Catherine Miranda?
Will resign his position in Arizona Legislature as part of the plea deal
Tempe politician Ben Arredondo pleaded guilty to two felonies and agreed to resign his legislative seat Friday, becoming the latest in a string of Arizona politicians to face criminal and ethics charges.
Trembling as he addressed the court, Arredondo pleaded guilty in federal court to honest services fraud and mail fraud. Honest services fraud is a federal charge often used in cases related to public corruption. Each felony comes with a maximum prison sentence of up to 20 years and $250,000 in fines. Restitution could be up to $50,000.
Now there is developing news that a Legislative District 27 resident is sueing (D) Rep Catherine Miranda over allegations of forged signatures on campaign docs and wants her tossed off the ballot.
And for those of you who are not from our whacky state of Arizona….go figure that our own Tom Horne (Attorney General) is also being investigated.
Criminy! The crap we have to put up with here. Now you know why independent voters have surged in our State becoming the 2nd largest voting bloc in our state now for the first time in Arizona history. This is my shameless plug for Arizona voters to support Prop 121.
Horne launches probe into Catherine Miranda campaign
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is launching a criminal investigation of Democratic state Rep. Catherine Miranda’s campaign, according to a spokeswoman for Attorney General Tom Horne.
The case stems from two investigations that Secretary of State Ken Bennett referred to Horne’s office, Bennett spokesman Matthew Roberts said Friday.
Documents obtained by 12 News indicate that the case focuses on possible forgery on campaign documents, including Miranda’s petitions seeking Clean Elections Commission money for her District 27 re-election race.