By Monica Alonzo
By Ray Stern
By New Times Staff
By Stephen Lemons
By Chris Parker
By Monica Alonzo
By Stephen Lemons
By Robrt L. Pela
"Everyone knew [Chenal] was his girlfriend," another DOE source said.
Indeed, the events that transpired the day of Horne's March hit-and-run may have been standard for the pair, minus the fender bender and FBI agents.
They met in a nearby parking lot, leaving Horne's car behind with him, wearing the baseball cap and taking the wheel of the Passat. A quick stop for takeout from Pita Jungle, then over to Chenal's digs, outside of which the accident transpired.
The FBI agents following Horne noted that after he backed into the other vehicle, neither he nor Chenal got out to inspect the damage. Chenal later told the Passat's owner, Linnea Heap, that she had hit a parked car, but there was no damage to the other vehicle.
Such duplicity could be seen as an attempt to avoid embarrassing questions as to why Horne was in Heap's car with Chenal in a parking structure next to Chenal's apartment.
When I inquired in 2011 about the nature of their relationship, Horne's flack, Rezzonico, replied that it was purely a professional one between a "former law partner and valued employee."
Recently, I e-mailed Horne, Chenal, and Rezzonico, asking if Horne and Chenal have ever had a sexual relationship. Rezzonico got back to me with a file of cases Chenal has worked while at the AG's Office, but my question remains unanswered.
Horne, 67, has been married for 40 years to wife Martha, whom everyone calls "Marty." They have four adult children.
Chenal, 58, has three children with her ex and has not remarried.
A pale, thin brunette, Chenal was born in Cuba. It's said that her family was forced to flee the communist regime there after the revolution.
Like Horne, who was born in Canada, Chenal is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Martha Horne and Chenal know each other. During the 2010 campaign, they were seen mingling with Horne loyalists at Rezzonico's house, awaiting returns from Horne's GOP primary battle, in which Horne faced former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Horne ultimately bested the now-disbarred Thomas by 899 votes.
The entire Horne posse (Chenal and Mrs. Horne included) were together again at the Hyatt in downtown Phoenix on the night of Horne's general election win over Rotellini.
"Marty looks the other way," a DOE staffer explained to me about Horne's infidelity. "I think it's easier for her to pretend it doesn't exist than to acknowledge it."
Following his election, Horne was determined to take Chenal with him to the AG's Office, and not just as some aging office flower.
The AG-elect testified during Chenal's late-2010 Bar reinstatement hearing. Horne promised the hearing officer that he would hire Chenal as an assistant attorney general if she were re-admitted.
When the Bar counsel countered that supervisors at the AG's Office would be "very reticent" to hire someone with Chenal's checkered past, Horne came to her defense.
"The supervisors that I would hire would have no reticence to hire Ms. Chenal," he averred.Chenal was reinstated April 19, 2011, with two years' probation and the requirement that she continue to see a psychiatrist and therapist.
But Chenal already was at the AG's Office, having been hired in early January 2011 as a "strategic planning director" at an annual salary of more than $80,000.
Her move up the ladder to assistant attorney general was a done deal.
Days before the Arizona Supreme Court was to issue an opinion on her Bar status, Chenal excitedly e-mailed her new boss, section chief Ted Campagnolo, anticipating her move.
"Ted," she wrote. "The Supreme Court will review my matter this Tuesday so, god willing, I will be admitted this Tuesday!!! May I then move in next Wednesday? . . . Tom mentioned to let him know what, if anything he can do to help this happens, as we all know I need training!"
Chenal had been doing paralegal work for Campagnolo, senior litigation counsel with the fraud and special prosecutions section of the AG's criminal division, headed by former Superior Court Judge Jim Keppel.
Shortly after Chenal was re-admitted, Campagnolo assigned her to be criminal division prosecutor in charge of foreign extraditions.
"Thanks again for assigning me to be the 'foreign prosecutor' for the AGO," Chenal wrote Campagnolo. "I told Tom Horne you assigned me . . . he was very pleased."
"Steve will be sitting by me," she e-mailed Campagnolo. "Tom Horne will also be there to meet the grand jury and then watch me."
Chenal's post in the criminal division is a big deal. In a 2011 memorandum, office Security Chief Andy Rubalcava wrote that Chenal had "become the face of [Horne's office] in pursuit of criminals [who] have committed major felony crimes in Arizona and have fled the country."
As a result, Chenal's salary was bumped up to $108,000 a year.
Is it proper for a prominent politician to hire his mistress at a taxpayer-funded six-figure salary?
There is nothing in state personnel rules published on the Arizona Human Resources website that explicitly forbids such a hire.
That Chenal.......I wouldn't be caught DEAD at a dog fight with her ....even if she was the main event ! woof woof .what a dog!
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
Attorney general wants lawmakers to sign off on public corruption unit
By ANDREW SHAIN - firstname.lastname@example.org
"S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson said he is working with legislators to introduce and pass a law formalizing a new group to investigate public corruption.The Public Integrity Unit includes the S.C. Attorney General’s office, SLED, S.C. Ethics Commission, S.C. Department of Revenue and state Inspector General. Members of the unit have met three times to organize but has not started actively pursuing cases.“It gives five agencies cover should they have to investigate a very powerful policymaker or lawmaker,” Wilson said. “I want to take the politics out of it. I want to make sure everyone is held accountable equally.”
Speaking of the Arizona FBI... (Not defending Horne - but you can't make this shitt up)
@Sedonasherpa Trail to a Hedge Fund, From a Cluster of Cases - NYTimes.comhttp://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/12/05/trail-to-a-hedge-fund-from-a-cluster-of-cases/?hp"In April 2009, an F.B.I. agent visited the Silicon Valley home of Richard Choo-Beng Lee, a hedge fund manager with deep contacts inside technology companies. The government, the agent said, had overwhelming proof that Mr. Lee had engaged in insider trading. Within weeks, Mr. Lee confessed and began cooperating.A year and a half later, in the parking lot of a New England prep school, the same agent approached Noah Freeman, a Harvard-educated money manager turned teacher. After the agent played a secretly recorded conversation of Mr. Freeman swapping illegal tips, Mr. Freeman admitted to crimes and started assisting the authorities.Last winter, another agent confronted Mathew Martoma, a pharmaceutical-industry analyst, at his 8,000-square-foot Florida mansion. As they stood on the front lawn, with Mr. Martoma’s wife and children inside, the agent told him that they had evidence that he had broken the law."
Very good article Mr. Lemons. Tom Horne is a sleazy character for sure. Why is no one investigating Winn. Apparently she can run a personal business while on the States dime. Wish I could go to work, get paid for working on my private business--Now I call that Double Dipping. The New Times should demand an accounting of Winn's weekly time accounting. She should be required to pay the State back hour for hour her public salary for the time she spent selling Horne's real estate investment. Theft is Theft; I don't care if Horne told her she could double dip it.
if this Carmen Chenal is what Horne-dog is tapping.......i bet he's made a pass at "the pickled pig" Brewski-Brewer. sea hags seem to be his preference
Nice article Lemons, one of the better investigative pieces. It's a shame the Republic doesn't have articles this in depth. Keep up the good work. You've come a long way from food reviews, although I miss those too.
"AG Horne . . . recruited a group of persons to blog in support of Horne and Chenal and question . . . the article." Presumably on state time using state facilities.
Shades of Sheriff Arpaio's IDS *Internet Disinformation Squad."
Hopefully!! He's against the will of the people. He's made that very clear. Whether he's guilty or not, he does not represent what "the people" ask for...
Mr. Lemons writes: "Winn maintains thatshe was assisting Horne with the sale of his personal property atSeventh Avenue and McDowell Road." Is that "personal" property or should it be "personal real property"? Personal Property is considered items like a car or bed or other movable property. Real Property is real estate. I would like to know which property it was at 7th Ave and McDowell. It would be really ironic if it was the land where the Bert Easly's Fun Shop was located!
@ExpertShot It was the Historic District Antique Mall right on the corner of 7th Ave & Mcdowell. I know because I had a dealer space there. If I'm not mistaken we were told it was sold in August of 2010 and were out of there before October.
@Vintage @ExpertShot So that's on the NorthEast Corner of 7th Ave. and McDowell. Isn't that the place where the homeless guy got shot by the owner of the business there? I've posted the article here. No mention of Horne in the article - maybe he didn't own it then? A good reporter might have found that information out. I'm guessing the murderer had personal or political ties with Horne! Please, New Times Editor - assign a reporter to check out any connections to this story!http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2012/01/post_25.php
I am wondering about reverse sexual discrimination claims, lets face it, competant male attorneys do not stand a chance for promotion unless Horne becomes at least bi-sexual.
So we have an Attorney general who has arranged for two sinecures for his goomah so she could be with him to serve him up a special lunch while he served as state superintendent of public instruction (or was that PUBIC instruction) and as attorney general...and a current superintendent of public instruction who never spent a day as a student in AZ public school (Huppenthal was a parochial school student all the way). What the fuck is wrong with AZ voters who selected these slime balls for public service? And what the fuck is wrong with most of the media, who can't be bothered to look beyond inane talking points.
The state bar investigation may do it. Or at least make him look like the pathetic, ethically-challenged, pussy-chasing old fool that he is. That will not be good for what is left of his political career.
Looks like Carthage may destroy YOU, Cato!
@mikefrombisbee Symington had worse baggage and he was elected governor here. His head honcho, Jay Heiler, was appointed to the Board of Regents! Of course there was the porn-meister political kingmaker of John McCain, Charles Keating and their butt boy Dennis DeConcinin. Of course who could forget the impeachment of Evan Mecham, or the Arizona voters' rejection of a state-paid Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. This State has long been where the young ones go to watch Political Circus at its best. In a state like Arizona, this scandal is a pre-requisite to being elected Governor! Just look at our present GOvernor, how did she get away with having the State pay for the upkeep on her murdering son while she's in the Governors Mansion with a six figure salary? If my kids were being taken care of by the government, you KNOW my wages would be getting garnished for repayment of the support. It's all so unfair it's just mind boggleing
@ExpertShot @mikefrombisbee It goes back a long, long ways, to the years right after WWII when the boom started and there was plenty money to be made. Fraud, embezzlement and political chicanery have been a standard for state politics for generations. Read The Arizona Project by the Investigative Reporters and Editors and then read Don Bolles - An Investigation Into His Murder.
@mikefrombisbee @ExpertShot I've worked for attorneys who lived during that time (in fact I work for one now). The business world, including attorneys at that time 1940s to 1950s in Phoenix was caught up in a huge sex scandal. Problably 60% of the business people here (remember this was before air conditioning) would send their families to stay in Flagstaff or other cooler climates, while they would stay here and "work" through the summer. Almost all of them had mistresses - the Trunk Murder series by Jana Bamersbach had referred to this scandal in Phoenix - and these women were kept in hotels or in some cases the slave houses almost every home in Phoenix had at the time (look in the early, pre-civil rights Property Deeds and you'll see restrictive covenants which mention these properties, which specifically prohibited minorities from various neighborhoods unless they lived in the "Slave quarters". This so-called conservative state is anything but!
So Horne is 67 and Chenal is 58? I'm just hoping that no secret sex video leaks out. Arizona simply isn't ready to see that.
Can you imagine if Hornedog was still a Democrat, Andy Tobin would already be filing an impeachment resolution, Andy Biggs would be ready to vote on it, and Doris Goodale would lead the impeachment charge, ironic in the heroin smuggling world. Hornedog, Resign now! You will never be governor, or, wait a minute, the stupider the Republican in Arizona, the more likely they are to be elected.
Damn that Chanel chic is fucked up looking! If you're going to get caught by the FBI, at least make sure she's hot! Don't they teach this in the Good Ole Boys hand book???
In any other state, this would disqualify him to be governor but we're in Arizona where it will probably make him the front running republicon.
Bunch of dumb fucks.
I don't know who on earth votes these people into office. The main point I got from the article was that Horne and Chenal are naturalized US Citizens and as such, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger cannot become President of the United States. I will sleep better tonight because of this.
@ibcingutoo A job that pays over $100,000/year might be a reason. Or the fact that he took her seriously. Who knows why people make stupid choices. In her case it has certainly paid off. He has been her protector and advocate for years. How well would she have done without his support?
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@JoeArpaioFan Have you found a "JOB" yet?..............................LOL
Retard, it's numb nuts! Beyond that, go fuck yourself. We all know that your IQ is far south of Jan Brewer's.
Oh I see num nuts is back. I'm talking about the jackass Stephen Lemons. I thought maybe he had croaked since he hasn't been around in a week.
@JoeArpaioFan Apparently you condone criminal activity--so who's the jackass? You actually think spending state funds to find out who is leaking "criminal and debased moral turpitude" information to the media is a good use of public funds; read mine and your tax dollars? It is clear Horne has control issues. As well, Horne authorized one of his amorous interests to work at her 100k a year job and while on STATE TIME she was allowed to work at her real estate business. Sure doesn't get any better than that. Instead of hating on Lemons--you should be thanking him for alerting an ignorant electorate about the true nature of this ass-clown.
@JoeArpaioFan im also sure your dumbass doesnt realize he has unqualified staff that are getting paid top salary for doing nothing more than spying on others in the office. and yes, i know that for fact. I also know he is hiding what they are actually getting paid from the public (ask Matthew)...but i guess cause hes a Republican, in your eyes he is infallible though..lol like i said, you're a dumbass.
@JoeArpaioFan lol sure, an elected official breaking the law isnt a big deal...you do realize you contradict yourself daily dont you dumbass?
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