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Tom Horne Settles Lawsuit by Former Investigator for Nearly $100K (w/Update)

Former Arizona Attorney General investigator Meg Hinchey today settled her claim against the state, Attorney General Tom Horne, and Horne chief deputy Rick Bistrow for nearly $100,000.

Hinchey filed suit in January 2013, claiming Horne and Bistrow retaliated against her in response to her blowing the whistle to the FBI on alleged campaign finance shenanigans by Horne.

Those allegations, the FBI probe of Horne's office, and the subsequent fallout cost Horne a shot at the Ninth Floor.

See, a couple of years ago, Horne had been gearing up to run for governor in the 2014 Republican primary.

After the scandal broke in October 2012, Horne decided to run for re-election instead.

Currently, he's battling a primary challenge from former state gaming director Mark Brnovich.

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