US objects to request in Arredondo case

Jul 2, 2012, 10:28 AM | Updated: 10:29 am

PHOENIX — Federal prosecutors are objecting to a request that they be
ordered to spell out alleged acts forming the basis for corruption charges
against an Arizona legislator.

State Rep. Ben Arredondo’s lawyers said they’ve received 139 hours of audio
recordings and more than 790,000 pages of written material from the government.

But the Tempe Democrat’s lawyers’ motion said the mountain of material isn’t
enough to help his defense prepare for trial.

Prosecutors said the indictment clearly states the charges and that Arredondo
lawyers’ questions are answered in material provided by the government.

The charges of bribery and other crimes accuse Arredondo of soliciting and
accepting sports and charity event tickets from FBI undercover agents and of
disclosing confidential information while a Tempe City Council member.

Arredondo has pleaded not guilty.

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US objects to request in Arredondo case