The State of Arizona has reportedly settled out of court with a former employee of disgraced Attorney General Tom Horne over her claims that she was targeted because of her political beliefs and for tipping off the FBI about his illegal campaign coordination.
Meg Hinchey is a former lead investigator with the attorney general’s office and previously filed a lawsuit against Tom Horne alleging that he and his employees engaged in an ongoing internal campaign to ruin Hinchey’s law enforcement career.
Republican Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich remarked, “Tom Horne continues a pattern of creating embarrassing headlines. From illegal campaign coordination to harassing a dedicated law enforcement officer, Tom Horne puts ego above Arizona.”
Brnovich continued, “Arizona deserves an Attorney General committed to service, family, and fighting crime. The Attorney General is paid to uphold the state's laws but Tom Horne increasingly finds himself on the other side of the law. As your Attorney General, I will stand for honor and serve with integrity.”
Horne is currently in court defending himself against campaign violations previously verified by two county's attorney. The violation could cost him and an employee more than $1.2 million in fines.