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Updated Jan 27, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Arizona lobbyist with Fiesta ties gets community service, probation

PHOENIX — An Arizona lobbyist who was targeted in a Fiesta Bowl corruption
probe has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service and one year of
unsupervised probation.

Gary Husk was a leading figure in the Fiesta Bowl case but avoided any charges
related to that probe after a lengthy investigation. In a deal with prosecutors,
the 56-year-old pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to
make a prohibited contribution.

Husk has already paid $30,000 in restitution, plus about $1,800 in fines. He
was sentenced Monday.

Husk was charged with using his firm’s money to reimburse staffers who made
contributions to politicians such as Gov. Jan Brewer.

The case against him arose from a fraud investigation into the Fiesta Bowl. His
firm represented the bowl from March 2000 to January 2011.


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