Feathered Bastard

Tom Horne's Red Herring Defense Stinks Up Campaign Finance Case

Lawyers for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne have hit upon yet another less-than-ingenious strategy to save him and his outreach director, Kathleen Winn, from being found guilty of campaign finance violations and possibly fined $1.2 million.

That is, to accuse FBI agent Brian Grehoski -- one of the federal investigators tasked with looking into Horne's mountain of misdeeds -- of perjury.

Think of it as a Shamu-sized red herring, meant to divert attention from the mountain of evidence against their clients.

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