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Former Fiesta Bowl Lobbyist Indicted For Campaign Contributions
A former lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl has been indicted by a state grand jury. The indictments cover campaign contributions made to several current and former Arizona politicians.
Gary Husk was a lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl. He is charged with seven counts of making prohibited contributions and one count of conspiracy. According to the indictment that was unsealed on Thursday, Husk and his company made contributions to several politicians using the names of company employees.
That’s a violation of state law. The contributions went to both Republican and Democratic candidates, including Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and Governor Jan Brewer.
The attorney general’s office says none of the campaigns that received the donations were aware of the violations. The charges cover elections from 2008 through 2010.
In a separate case, the Fiesta Bowl’s former chief executive officer and five other employees were convicted of multiple felonies and misdemeanors related to similar campaign law violations.