Husk Sentenced To Probation, Community Service

By  Stina Sieg
January 27, 2014

An Arizona lobbyist targeted in the investigation into corruption at the Fiesta Bowl will receive no jail time on an unrelated misdemeanor. Gary Husk pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make a prohibited campaign contribution. Husk will receive one year of probation and 200 hours of community service. He will also pay $30,000 restitution.

Prosecutors were not seeking jail time, but he could have faced up to a six-month sentence. Husk was charged with using his company's money to reimburse staff members who made contributions to Arizona politicians, including Gov. Brewer. Husk was a key figure in the Fiesta Bowl scandal, which involved thousands of dollars of illegal campaign contributions. Former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker is scheduled to be sentenced in March.