ARIZONA, THE SCANDAL STATE

WHAT DID HE HAVE--AND WHEN DID HE HAVE IT? GOVERNOR SYMINGTON IS INDICTED FOR LYING ABOUT ASSETS

Republican Fife Symington has waged two successful campaigns for Governor of Arizona by touting himself as a manager and an entrepreneur. "He told people that he'd run Arizona like a business," says state Democratic chairman Sam Coppersmith. "Every Arizonan has been praying that he didn't mean like his business."

The praying began eight months into Symington's first term, when federal prosecutors launched an investigation into the Governor's real estate-development business. Last fall Symington declared personal bankruptcy. In March a grand jury looking into his personal finances indicted two associates for bid rigging on state contracts. Capping an exhaustive five-year federal probe,...

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