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FBI stands behind agent accused of perjury in case vs. Arizona attorney general

PHOENIX — The FBI said it stands behind an agent accused of perjury.

Lawyers for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and a Horne associate last week
alleged that FBI agent Brian Grehoski lied during testimony in a
hearing on campaign finance allegations against Horne and the associate.

FBI spokesman Manuel Johnson responded by saying investigations involving public
officials are difficult and that the agency’s Phoenix division stands “firmly
behind” Grehoski.

Johnson also said he’s not aware of any internal investigation against

Yavapai County prosecutors who are handling the campaign finance case also have
defended Grehoski, saying the agent would not lie and there’s no evidence he

Lawyers for Horne and the associate contended that Grehoski’s testimony was
contradicted by phone records, an audio reporting and another person’s


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