PHOENIX — Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has been given more time to
pay back $400,000 in donations for his 2010 campaign for office.
An agreement between Horne and Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk will delay
the payment requirement until an appeal in the campaign finance case is
Polk last week reinstated the case after an administrative law judge decided
accusations should be withdrawn due to lack of evidence. Horne will now appeal
to Superior Court.
Prosecutors allege Horne and aide Kathleen Winn illegally worked together on
outside ads targeting Horne’s Democratic opponent before the November 2010
election. She ordered him to repay $400,000 and amend his campaign finance
reports. He and Winn also could face up to $1.2 million in fines, three times
the amount Polk says was improperly spent.