PHOENIX (AP) - A pass judgement on has rejected a lobbyist’s request 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 application regulator on behalf of a water corporate proprietor.
U.S. District Judge John Tuchi dominated Wednesday that the request by way of lobbyist Jim Norton used to be moot.
Norton sought after 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 belongings 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.
Prosecutors adverse Norton’s request.
Pierce, his spouse, Norton and Johnson pleaded no longer accountable to the costs.
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