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Tom Horne's Hatchet Man Rick Bistrow Farms Out AG's "Self-Probe" to Horne Contributors

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's chief deputy and office hatchet man Eric "Rick" Bistrow has farmed out an internal investigation into allegations made by ex-AG employee Sarah Beattie to two attorneys who have contributed to Horne's campaign in the past.

In a letter dated June 18, Bistrow formally appointed Republican lobbyist and former lawmaker John Kaites and Kaites' fellow counsel, former superior court judge David Derickson, to look into Beattie's claims at the rate of $250 per hour.