Tom Horne's Investigator Meg Hinchey Sues Horne for Retaliation, Defamation
"We expect there to be another hit on her," she said. "It may be the outcome of the investigation, it may be something else, I don't know. They're not going to leave her alone."
In the meantime, Hinchey, who has been in law enforcement since 1999, has already suffered serious emotional, psychological and physical damage from the AG's harassment of her.
"People don't understand what this does to somebody," Dallimore told me. "I don't think she's more fragile than other people. In my career, I've talked to a lot men who have been fired, who have been relegated to the broom closet. It's really hard on people."
Reading this claim, I wonder if Horne will ever pay for his obvious corruption and misdeeds in office.
Hinchey's complaint asks for punitive damages of Horne, which would come out of his own pocket. Whether or not the court would allow such damages, in addition to compensatory damages, is another matter.
Either way, guess who'll be paying for Horne's shenanigans? Yep, you and me, the taxpayers of Arizona. We will have to pay to defend Horne, and will have to cover any settlement.
Recently, employees of the AG's office have contacted me, begging that I not tar everyone who works there with Horne's sleaze.
I've told them that if they remain as employees of this administration, then they must face the consequences.
Unless they stand up, as Meg Hinchey has, and expose the wrongdoing around them.
Only then will they redeem themselves and the institution they labor for.
They should also consider the example of Horne's spokeswoman Amy Rezzonico, who has recently announced that she's getting out while the getting is good. Her resignation is effective the end of February.