July 5, 2017 – PHOENIX, Arizona
Former Attorney General Tom Horne has finally prevailed in his long-running campaign-finance case. A copy of the final decision by the Cochise County Attorney can be found here. The Cochise County Attorney upheld the decision of the original judge on the matter, who found that Mr. Horne had never violated the law.
Recently, the Arizona Supreme Court overturned the decision of the Yavapai County Attorney prosecutor to overrule the original judge’s findings. The Supreme Court was unnerved by the idea of a prosecutor making rulings on their own case–a strange scenario that was made possible only because of a quirk in the campaign finance laws. As a result of the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision, the case was sent to the Cochise County Attorney for final review.
The attorney for Mr. Horne, Dennis Wilenchik of Wilenchik & Bartness, stated: “we are pleased that our client has finally been cleared, and that this oppressive cloud that has hanging over him since before the last election has gone away. This case was brought by an overzealous prosecutor who chose to act as ‘judge, jury and executioner’ and to overrule a judge. Justice has finally prevailed for the former Attorney General.”
Here is a link to the article in the Arizona Republic: http://azc.cc/2urWPpi