Time was, when Rick Renzi was an up-and-comer in Arizona's (even national) Republican circles, a staunch conservative from Flagstaff who first won election to Congress in 2002.Corruption case in the classic Arizona styleThese days, however, Renzi is just another schlub facing a big-time criminal ... More >>
Rick RenziRick Renzi, the disgraced former Arizona congressman, can be prosecuted for his alleged crimes related to a corrupt land-swap deal, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has decided.The 45-page ruling issued today could have an impact on the President and other me ... More >>
A federal jury yesterday handed a guilty verdict to Rick Renzi's accountant, Dwayne Lequire, for embezzling $796,000 from the former Congressman's company -- and conspiring with Renzi to do it.
He faces up to 85 years in prison when he's sentenced on October 18.
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Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi, seen here with Dubya.A federal court judge has set a date for one of the two upcoming trials for former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi.Renzi, who in 2006 was named one of the "20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress" by Citizens fo ... More >>
The Renzi Family
Former Congressman Rick Renzi and his stable of children.
What does famed movie director and convicted pedophile Roman Polanski have in common with scandalous former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi?No, Renzi's never been accused of having sex with a 13-year- ... More >>
Paul CharltonPoor Paul Charlton.There's new news in the ongoing probe of the Bush adminstration's meddling with U.S. Attorneys, including the Phoenix-based Charlton, who was ultimately forced to resign by the very administration that appointed him. As the Republic's Dennis Wagner reported today, ... More >>
If you don't like the $1.2 million in earmarks shoved into a Congressional spending bill headed for a vote in the U.S. Senate, it may be tough to get ahold of the man responsible: Indicted Former Congressman Rick Renzi. USA Today reports that Renzi is one of several former lawmakers who ... More >>
Add former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods to the list of old-school guys giving new media a try.
We hear through the grapevine that Woods is launching a new Web site, www.grantwoods.com. It's apparently still in the preview stage -- the home page currently includes a ... More >>
Are we expecting company? As many as 20,000 soldiers may be stationed in the western United States -- with a "significant" number going to Arizona -- to serve as a terrorist-fighting force. The idea is to stop any bad guys from trying to storm the Palo Verde nuclear power plan and other ... More >>
The thing that's annoyed me most post-November 4 is the way state Dems seem to be shrugging and taking their losses locally on the chin. Rather than being infuriated that the state Democratic Party effed up, Dems seemingly have been resigned to getting cornholed royally by Republicans, as if that's ... More >>