Tom Horne's Brett Mecum, a.k.a. "Captain America," His DUI and Other Embarrassments

In the exhibits Beattie's provided to the press and to authorities, there are campaign related e-mails from Mecum, and documents Mecum is said to have worked on, allegedly on state time.

The campaign of Horne's primary rival Mark Brnovich has given me numerous screenshots from the software the Brnovich people use to send out mass e-mailed messages to supporters.

Several AG staffers have signed up for these e-mail blasts with their personal e-mail accounts. Time stamps show that Mecum and others opened many of these e-mails, over and over again, during normal working hours.

Asked about such evidence, Mecum insisted to me via Facebook that, "I don't do anything political on state time."

What about the complaint he filed with the SOS? Mecum maintained, "I filed no complaint."

That was before he knew there was a video showing him doing just that.

Obviously, Mecum's alleged campaigning for Horne on the state's dime is of more concern to the public than his various "mini-scandals," including his DUI.

Interestingly, Beattie informed the AG's Office that she had a DUI prior to being hired. And she's been honest about having been a stripper in the past, and to having done cocaine.

None of which invalidates the evidence she's brought to the table, in my opinion.

Recently, I asked Mecum via Facebook if he was one of the individuals attempting to tear down Beattie with a vicious gossip campaign. He referred me to the AG's Office, which, of course, could not comment on the matter.

Mecum has not responded to e-mails and phone calls from me asking him to comment on his DUI or on the financial issue with Capital One.

Granted, none of Mecum's misdeeds quite compare to his boss's mammoth transgressions, beginning with Horne's lifetime trading ban by the SEC, up to Horne's current scandals, and all those in between.

Well, at least none that I know of . . .

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ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Brett Mecum and ex-girlriend, sanctioned and disgraced ex-Maricopa Deputy County Attorney Rachel Alexander?

"Meanwhile, Mecum's Phoenix attorney, David Kephart, kept pushing the idea that prosecution was "clearly politically motivated." He claimed that Thomas' office wanted Mecum prosecuted in part because of a nasty break-up between Mecum and his former girlfriend, Thomas' chief blogger, Rachel Alexander.

Kephart tells us that Alexander played a role in getting Mecum charged originally, though we weren't able to confirm that.

Alexander, as some of you will recall, is facing a disciplinary hearing this fall along with Aubuchon and her former boss, Andrew Thomas, due to allegedly unethical behavior involving the attempted prosecutions of county officials. Kephart tried valiantly to stir all that controversy into Mecum's case, filing motions to delay the case as he sought suspected e-mails about Mecum between Aubuchon and Alexander."


A coke whore with a history of driving impaired? Sounds like she fit right in as a Horne staffer.

When whistleblowing, Beattie should have abandoned the 'moral high ground' bit as her reasons for leaving. She's either motivated by the noteriety or she was slighted in some way...not that it matters.

MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I wonder when the OSC will hand up indictments alleging violations of the Hatch Act?

Or when an Arizona county attorney will hand up indictments alleging violations of the Arizona Hatch Act?

HorniBoi and his office staff should be suffering sleepless nights... this is the end of HorniBoi's political and legal career.


An "Extreme D.U.I." reduced to "impaired to the slightest degree"?!

This Bull Shit is just like Bill Montgomery's B.F.F. sick Minute Man Chris Simcox getting "Amnesty" from Child Molesting even after sticking his fingers in his own childs vagina?!

Crooked Politicians getting "Amnesty" for thier personal pals!

Who is holding the powerful accountable?!!

No One but Lemons!


Those who live in glass houses...................?


Nope sorry, I was about 19 at that point in my life. I'm now 26 and to tell you the truth that was a different life. I wasn't going to let Horne and Co. Scare me from coming forward because they were holding my past against me.


@Ponder  Don't forget "stripper."  That's why you losers hired her, Brett.  I'm sure there's a few nice people down at the AG's office, but if Horne and Mecum had their way, it would be nothing but people like Mecum and Carmen Chenal.  It's like a who's who of washed up political outcasts down there.  Brett Mecum is the biggest scumbag in Arizona politics, ahead of Constantin Querard, and that's saying something!



What seems different to me is that she's making a stab at doing the right thing. 

Unlike Horny and his sick-o-fants. 

I'll take the stripper over acorruptoldfart like Horny. 


The hatch act is not criminal nor is it enforced by the county attorney. I don't know what OSC stands for.

WhoKnows topcommenter

@DNichols  This is why We all need to remember MontyPoodle in his next election, and not let the Clown Of the County Arpaio buy him another term....

MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Felicia Rotellini filed her paperwork for another chance to KO HorniBoi WK.

Let's work on getting HorniBoi out. Then we'll work on getting MontyPug out.

danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Never heard that one before

WhoKnows topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  HorniBoi has already lost.  NO ONE seems to support him any more, except a has been actor with sex slaves in his past and a Sheriff that wears Depends.....

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