Tom Horne Pleads "Not Guilty" on Fender-Bender, Avoids Friday Hearing

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Horne: Nine lives and counting...

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has entered a plea of "not guilty" in Phoenix Municipal Court for his March fender-bender at the love nest of his state-financed mistress Carmen Chenal.

That's the accident witnessed by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who had been dogging Horne over his alleged violation of campaign finance laws in the 2010 election, and the possible obstruction of justice involved in Horne's alleged cover-up of that violation.

See also:
-Tom Horne's Court Date Set for Friday on Hit-and-Run Charge
-Tom Horne's Fender-Bender: Photos for the Curious
-Tom Horne's Snakepit, Bill Montgomery's Dirty Money, and the Problem with Carmen Chenal

As a result, Horne's Friday arraignment was canceled. Bummer. Guess the media scrum will have to look for another victim on short notice.

A pretrial conference has been set for November 21. Meanwhile The Arizona Republic spilled some more ink today on what I'm dubbing "Chenal-gate" (or "Carmen-gate" or "Horne-y-gate," take your pick).

That's because this all started when Horne ordered an investigation into my supposed source for a story I did on Chenal last year. That was the first domino.

Horne's investigator ran into info on the alleged campaign finance shenanigans, which she turned over to the FBI, which began interviewing witnesses, some of whom the FBI believe may have been tampered with, coached, and so on.

On Thursday, the fishwrap of record called for Horne to apologize for "debasing" the high office he now holds.

Apologize? Next they'll want to give him a time-out and start him on Ritalin.



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DNichols
DNichols

The Truly sad thing is that Horne is one of Arizona's cleanest Politicians.

 

Arizona the State largely ruled by Corruption.

NoMoreArpaio
NoMoreArpaio

Chenal looks as goofy as Horne does, they are a match made in heaven.

NoMoreArpaio
NoMoreArpaio

Horne-y-gate, thats funny.

Horne is a slimeball pure and simple.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Goddamn it.

 

I had the day off from work and I wanted to see our astute AG explain this latest round of bullshit to a judge so that it would be on public-record for all the world to see.

 

I even bought Orville Redenbacker popcorn just for the event.

 

Come 2014, I'm voting for someone that isn't corrupt or a Republican.

Impeaching
Impeaching

Question 1 – Why is the Arizona Attorney General under surveillance by the FBI? Investigation yes but what lead to them doing survillance? Question 2- Why does the crook keep getting reelected; he has been corrupt since the 60’s. He did nothing to benefit our school system. Solution – Time to impeach Tom Horne from his position of power! Even Better – Tom Horne, step down from your position, tuck tail, stay out of politics and move on! Can't wait to read more about our states idiots!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

this ought to be interesting. its going to be a dragged out, go nowhere lawsuit. i just wonder if we are going to be footing the bill for his defense? if we do, at least it will only be a couple thousand instead of the usual "Joe Arpaio millions defense" that Joe seems to racking up a lot of. you kind of wish it was like on T.V. where the feds are taking photo's the whole time

marcy
marcy

 @danzigsdaddy The charges have nothing to do with his official duties so he's on his own defending himself from charges that he's morally bankrupt.

azlefti
azlefti

 @danzigsdaddy His insurance will settle on the  damage, he will do an Alfred for something like farting  in public  and then the  Righties can claim their AG is as pure as snow.

 

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @truthseekeraz you know, when i quoted those numbers i wasnt thinking that since its our money they are spending.......money is no object.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @truthseekeraz  Presidents Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt must be spinning in their graves.

 

Both men are HONORABLE Republicans. I tell you, if Lincoln and TR were alive today they would be pissed. 

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