Feathered Bastard

Tom Horne and Kathleen Winn Broke the Law, Must Pay Back $397K or Face Triple Fine

How bad would things have to get for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne to do the right thing and resign?

You'd think pleading no contest to a vehicular hit-and-run witnessed by two FBI agents who'd been tailing him would be enough, at least for the state's top prosecutor.

Then there's the near-universal knowledge that Horne hired his alleged mistress Carmen Chenal for a $108K-a-year job at the AG's Office, ordered an agency-wide investigation to plug assumed leaks about that affair, and allegedly discussed a cover-up that would have involved destruction of public records and obstruction of justice.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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