Fiesta Bowl investigator finds no misconduct

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers
By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PHOENIX (AP) -- Fiesta Bowl officials say an inquiry they commissioned found "no credible evidence" that the bowl's management engaged in illegal or unethical conduct.

Bowl officials asked former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods to investigate allegations that bowl employees received bonuses for making campaign contributions to specific political candidates -- a violation of federal and state laws. The Arizona Republic first raised the allegations.

Fiesta Bowl Chairman Alan Young said in an e-mail that Woods was retained to perform an independent review.

Lane added that Woods is recommending the Fiesta Bowl clarify its policies and procedures to avoid future allegations of impropriety.