Ben Arredondo Records About Other Federal Investigations Should be Held in Secret, Goverment Says Again

Ben Arredondo
A federal judge is being asked for a second time to order that records in the criminal case of Arizona Legislator Ben Arredondo that refer to other investigations will be kept secret.

This seems to be more proof that while the feds probably were happy to nail Arredondo for his alleged corrupt acts, the former Tempe councilman's troubles likely stem from a far-larger investigation still being worked.

Records requested to be held back from public view include:

* Those relating to investigations of third parties, both open and closed.

* Those relating to people cooperating with the government in the investigations.

* Those relating to people who provided "background information" about the other investigations, if they requested anonymity.

* Financial information on all third parties who are in the records.

Arredondo and his lawyers agreed to the government's motion for secrecy. He would still get to review the hidden documents to see if they can help his defense, but he couldn't disclose them to anyone else.

Arredondo pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charges of bribery, extortion, and fraud.

According to the allegations, it appears Arredondo sold his soul for a few lousy baseball tickets and other perks.

But following the government's previous attempt to hide the third-party investigation material, the public now knows an even bigger shoe is set to drop.

UPDATE: June 5 -- Magistrate Lawrence Anderson grants the government's request.

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Native Guns
Native Guns

I'm still hoping its another one of those big fishes(Republicans) that will get fried. 


Arredondo was an excellent High School Football Coach, too bad he lowered himself into the "Arizona Political Cesspool."

He is only one of many Dirty Politicians that accepted Bribes, and filed false Financial Statemenrts/Taxes in the Fiesta Bowl Scandal.

Maricopa County Attorney Montgomery said of the Dirty Arizona Thirty: "They probably all broke the Law, however the Statutes are too vague to charge them."


"We are a land of Laws, all Laws".
Jan Brewer

Mr. Montgomery, Jan Brewer said All Laws!

To: True Justice for All.

Not just Ben Arredondo.

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