Ariz. Senate panel to consider Bundgaard complaint

Ariz. Senate panel to consider Bundgaard complaint

Ariz. Senate panel to consider Bundgaard complaint

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by Paul Davenport, Associated Press Writer

azfamily.com

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 6:20 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Senate Ethics Committee meets Tuesday to consider whether to dismiss or investigate an ethics complaint filed against Republican Sen. Scott Bundgaard of Peoria in connection with a February domestic violence incident.

The complaint filed by a Democratic senator accuses Bundgaard of breaking Senate rules by violating state law and by engaging in conduct reflecting adversely on the Senate.
 

Bundgaard has denied wrongdoing in the incident involving a former girlfriend but he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor endangerment charge to avoid a trial.

Under a deal with prosecution, the endangerment charge would be dismissed if Bundgaard successfully completes counselling through a domestic violence diversion program.

The Ethics Committee would hold a hearing on a future date if it decides to formally consider the complaint against Bundgaard.

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