Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No charges in Fiesta probe, says prosecutor

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More than two dozen Arizona politicians who received free game tickets or trips from the Fiesta Bowl will learn Wednesday whether they will face criminal charges.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery plans a morning press briefing where he'll also detail changes he'd like to see in the state's financial reporting laws for legislators and lobbyists.

The proposals include either an outright ban on any gifts to lawmakers, or at the least allowing only gifts with a very low value. He also wants clarifications in the gift and reporting laws that he says made his investigation difficult, and he wants some violations to be a felony rather than the current misdemeanor.

Read more here.

UPDATE: No charges will be filed. Imagine that.


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