Tom Horne's Hearings Rescheduled: Will the AG Beat the Rap?

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Will Horne beat the rap? Well, this is Arizona...

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's corruption is blatant, in your face, unrepentant.

Yet, given the machinations of Horne's lawyers, who are battling both Horne's misdemeanor fender-bender charge with the City of Phoenix, and the civil, campaign finance law complaint brought by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, I suspect he will escape all but the mildest of sanctions.

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Hearings in both cases recently have been rescheduled. Last week, Horne's attorney Michael Kimerer asked for the postponement of a pre-trial hearing in the Horne hit-and-run case set for Monday in Phoenix Municipal Court. Horne has pleaded not guilty in the case.

The court granted Kimerer's request, putting off the hearing till January 18.

"Defense counsel has been provided extensive discovery in this case, which requires additional time to evaluate completely," Kimerer states in his motion.

He relates that he must "schedule interviews with several critical witnesses," and mentions that he is "hopeful that a resolution of this case can be obtained."

Kimerer adds, "To that effect counsel has had ongoing communications with the City Prosecutor regarding a settlement."

In other words, it's good to be the AG. Even if two FBI agents witness you do a hit-and-run on a car parked near the pad of your alleged mistress Carmen Chenal, you know, the one pulling a six-figure salary at taxpayer expense, conviction remains a longshot.

Then there's the whole issue of election-year "coordination" between Horne and Business Leaders for Arizona, the independent expenditure committee once run by Horne's now-head of outreach, the irrepressible Kathleen Winn.

As I mentioned in my recent cover story on General Horne-dog's Chenal-gate, both Horne and Winn, hypothetically could be on the hook for $1 million in fines each.

But the audio recording of a December 6 hearing before Administrative Law Judge Tammy Eigenheer, who will be deciding on a Winn-Horne appeal of an order by County Attorney Montgomery to return all of the money Winn raised through BLA, does not fill the listener with the sense of impending justice.


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Bort-LongYear
Bort-LongYear

IDK--I think having to bang Carmen Chanel is punishment enough---I say let him walk.  


Bort-LongYear
Bort-LongYear

I still don't know why people are not pissed about HornDog allowing K.Winn to work her real estate deals while on the AG dime!  What does Winn make as a lacky for TommyBoi--over 100k, plus she has been allowed to make real estate deals while on duty--unbelievable.  Didn't the AG's office investigate PPD for the same type of thing? Workin their PPD job and double dippin an off-duty job!  I say the State Auditor General should pull Winn's time cards and make her pay back ever cent she and TommyBoi foiled from our state coffers.  


msbonobo
msbonobo

Great series! What baffles me; besides the absence of Democratic candidates, is how Horne's SEC lifetime ban was not publicized?? Would Arizona really elect a Bernie Madoff or a Michael Miliken as AG?

sliperymike
sliperymike

think of how much vodka she has to drink to just give him a lunchtime BJ!

I always wondered why those rich old hosebags had stiff hair and crusty makeup.

PissOnArpaio
PissOnArpaio

Of course he will beat the rap, Politicians, especially Republicans, can get away with murder or anything else for that matter in Arizona.

The laws don't apply to them like they do everyone else.

comrade
comrade

Probably his defense team is going to say that it was Elmer Fodd driving the car the day of the hit and run, since Horne and Elmer look alike. About the reschedule; they are probavly consulting with the old fart on how to get away with all the charges, that's why they need mote time

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

He eventually will be allowed to plead to a charge of "failure to render aid to a flat tire" or something else the local Repubs can come up with.

TeflonCrooks
TeflonCrooks

"Hit-N-Run Horne", "Election Tampering, Bribe Taking Pearce", "Social Security Fraud Brewer", "Corrupt Pink Pantie Sheriffs".Ect. Ect.

The "Real Crooks" in Arizona are the ones in Power!

To: True Justice?!

gerry_c
gerry_c

Horne is above the law. Get it?

But is his defense being paid with personal funds, state funds, or those of someone Horne owes a favor to?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

They think that the pubic will be so repulsed at the thought ofsexual relations between General Horne Dog and his Bitch that even themere thought of prosecuting him will fail.

teknik
teknik

how can you plead not guilty when the freaking FBI watched you do it?

where is the outrage?  Oh, that's right, they don't have prejudiced whack-Os looking for an outlet for their pent up hate.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@msbonobo  yep, they would. and if you doubt it.....Horne is proof, they knew. 

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