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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!