Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Last month we learned that Tom 'banned for life by the SEC' Horne under investigation by the FBI:
The chief law enforcement officer of the state of Arizona, our Attorney General Tom "banned for life by the SEC" Horne, is under investigation by the FBI for campaign finance law violations. Attorney General Tom Horne under investigation:
The FBI is investigating whether Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne illegally worked with an independent expenditure committee that raised and spent more than $500,000 in 2010 to run negative ads against his Democratic challenger.
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The complaint alleges that Horne coordinated with Business Leaders for Arizona, which raised thousands of dollars from Horne's brother-in-law Richard Newman.
The complaint also alleges that Horne and his campaign were actively engaged with the independent expenditure committee and once elected, that he rewarded its director, Kathleen Winn, by naming her director of community outreach for the Tucson office. Winn earns $98,134 a year.
A remarkably similar scandal has been bubbling up in reporting over the past few weeks involving Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn, a Sheriff Paul Babeu acolyte. I encountered him at hearings of the AIRC last year arguing in favor of a prison-gerrymandered district in Pinal County from which he could run for Congress, according to those with whom I spoke at these hearings. That didn't work out for him.
So Bryan Martyn turned to the GOP political patronage machine run by our Shadow Governor, Chuck Coughlin of HighGround, Inc. and his friend Governor Jan Brewer Boss Tweed. Martyn applied for the job of Arizona Parks Director, a job for which he lacked the necessary experience and qualifications. New Arizona parks chief is short on credentials:
Former Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn, an ally of Gov. Jan Brewer's in the battle for a planned Florence copper mine, was named state parks director last month despite being one of the least qualified candidates for the job, records obtained by The Arizona Republic show.
Martyn beat out 201 other applicants even though he had neither experience in state-parks management nor the preferred college degree for the $129,500-a-year position. A state Department of Administration official screening the applicants questioned whether Martyn met three other major requirements. Records indicate he definitively met only two of the seven qualifications for parks director.
Wait, it gets worse: