PHOENIX (AP) - A lobbyist is calling a pass judgement on to delete a number of allegations in an indictment that accuses him of serving as a center guy in a scheme to bribe an Arizona software regulator on behalf of a water corporate proprietor.
Lobbyist Jim Norton argues the allegations don't have anything to do with the costs, are prejudicial or barred by way of the statute of obstacles.
Norton desires to cut an allegation he acted as a go-between for then-Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and corporate proprietor George Johnson in arranging the acquisition of a $350,000 assets for Pierce in change for favorable votes for Johnson’s industry.
The indictment alleges Johnson funneled $31,000 thru Norton to Pierce and Pierce’s spouse for favorable remedy in a price case.
Pierce, his spouse, Norton and Johnson pleaded no longer in charge to fees.