AG’s decision reeks of corruption, impropriety, and unethical behavior
PHOENIX, AZ – Randy Pullen, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, said Democrat Attorney General Terry Goddard was clearly abusing his power as payback against political opponents by transferring criminal cases outside their rightful jurisdiction. “Once again, we see an elected Democrat abusing his power and influence to retaliate against his political enemies,” said Pullen. “If Democrats spent even half as much time doing their jobs as they did abusing their jobs, our state would be in a much better position.
The Attorney General has moved an important gambling case that should have been tried in Maricopa County to Pima County so that the millions of dollars in civil forfeitures fees would not go to Maricopa County.
“Mr. Goddard’s petty retaliation of Sheriff Arpaio and County Attorney Thomas and Goddard’s office’s alleged acceptance of a $1.9 million bribe raises serious questions about his integrity and fitness to hold office,” said Pullen.
Pullen continued, “While County Attorney Thomas and Sheriff Arpaio are executing their job responsibilities ably and effectively in their investigations of Mr. Goddard, it seems the Attorney General would rather turn the situation into a political circus.”
“It’s this arrogance of power and complete disregard to the rule of law that will be Terry Goddard’s downfall. It’s too bad that because of Goddard’s political temper tantrum, the taxpayers of Maricopa County will be the big losers,” concluded Pullen.