- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - An investigation into whether an Arizona legislator and her husband committed election fraud during the lawmaker’s 2012 campaign is over.

Attorney General’s Office spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham says the case involving Democratic Rep. Catherine Miranda of Phoenix and her husband, former Rep. Ben Miranda, was closed because of the death of Ben Miranda.

Ben Miranda had become the primary focus of the investigation before he died in November of a heart attack.

At issue in the case was whether signatures were forged on campaign documents, including documents filed for public campaign funding.

A lawyer for the Mirandas, Tom Ryan, told The Arizona Republic (https://bit.ly/1k0NCZI) that the decision to close the case proves that neither Miranda engaged in wrongdoing.

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