Scandal In Phoenix

Seven Arizona lawmakers are indicted in a bribery scam

Arizona has an image problem. Almost three years ago, Governor Evan Mecham was impeached for misusing state funds. Last November voters turned down a , referendum to make Martin Luther King Day a paid state holiday, touching off boycotts that may deprive Arizona of the 1993 Super Bowl. Last week a major political scandal rocked the state as a grand jury charged seven legislators, five lobbyists and five others with felonies including bribery, money laundering and filing false campaign statements.

The product of a 16-month, $1.4 million investigation by the Phoenix police and the Maricopa County attorney's office, the indictment charged...

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