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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:46 AM

County Attorney: AG Tom Horne broke law

Source: Arizona Republic {Phoenix}

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, the state's top law-enforcement official,
deliberately broke campaign-finance laws during his 2010 bid for office by coordinating
with an independent expenditure committee, Maricopa County Attorney
Bill Montgomery concluded after a 14-month investigation.

At a news conference Monday, Montgomery said investigators found e-mails
and phone records showing Horne, a Republican, was intimately involved with
Business Leaders for Arizona, which raised and spent more than $500,000 to
run TV ads blasting Horne's Democratic opponent, Felecia Rotellini, in the closing days of the tight race.


"There were contemporaneous e-mails and telephone conversations on how
much money was expected from this particular source of funds, and what ...
needed to be the message, concerns over the content of the commercial in
production, and active communications about why maybe some of the
messaging needed to be changed," Montgomery said.

Such committees, which unlike candidates can accept unlimited donations,
are supposed to operate independently of candidates and their campaigns.




Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/20120615arizona-ag-horne-investigation-fbi-investigation.html

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:31 AM

1. But wait, there's more - - > driving with a female employee to her home


It may not be a campaign-finance allegation that Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is remembered for.

It might be the March 27 hit-and-run fender-bender he was involved in while driving with a female employee
to her home -- a collision witnessed by two FBI special agents who were tailing Horne when the accident occurred.

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Stribling wrote that agents saw Carmen Chenal, a longtime Horne confidante and employee, leave the Attorney
General's Office during lunch hour, get into a vehicle and drive to a downtown Phoenix parking garage. Horne
then left the office and drove his gold Jaguar into the same garage.

Horne and Chenal then left the garage with Horne driving the vehicle originally driven by Chenal, Stribling wrote.
Chenal was in the passenger seat.

"Horne was now wearing a baseball hat and he drove to Carmen's residence where Horne backed into a white
Range Rover," Stribling wrote. "Horne and Chenal then drove away, parked in a parking garage and both walked
into residential area where Chenal lived."

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20121001horne-fender-bender-documents.html

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Response to Ptah (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:52 AM

2. Is there a Mrs. Horne? nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:58 AM

3. I think he is married.

On another note relating to his history:

Horne was the president of T.C. Horne & Co., an investment firm he founded in the late 1960s.
The firm went bankrupt in 1970 and led to him "receiving a lifetime trading ban from the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
" The 1973 SEC report alleged that as president of
T.C. Horne & Co, Horne "among other things, violated the record-keeping, anti-fraud, and
broker-dealer net capital provisions of the federal securities laws and filed false financial reports with the commission."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Horne

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Response to Ptah (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:47 PM

4. I hope Mrs. Horne takes him to the cleaners. nt

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Response to Ptah (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:28 PM

5. Tom Horne - scalawag. Turn the bastard out.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:10 PM

6. Add to all of this

When Horne was head of Eduction in AZ, he spent most of his time clearing funds to be spent on private charter schools and not on public schools. He is responsible for not only the massive underfunding of public schools but for establishing working rules which did not hold many of the charter schools up to state standards. Many of the charter schools, in fact, received more money while failing the students they were to help the most.

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