State lawmaker to plead guilty to federal charges on FridayPosted: Updated:
A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Friday for an Arizona legislator charged in a corruption case.
Rep. Ben Arredondo previously pleaded not guilty to federal charges of bribery and other crimes.
The Tempe Democrat's lawyer did not immediately return a call for comment, but a federal court docket entry says a magistrate will hold the change-of-plea hearing Friday morning.
An indictment charged Arredondo with soliciting and accepting sports and charity event tickets from FBI undercover agents and with disclosing confidential information while he was a Tempe City Council member.
The scheduling of the change-of-plea hearing was reported first by the Arizona Capitol Times.
Arredondo is not running for re-election.
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