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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