- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A county prosecutor is seeking a contempt citation against a political group that spent about $1.5 million during the state’s 2010 attorney general race for failing to file campaign finance reports.

The effort was announced Wednesday by the Maricopa County Attorney’s office and Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan.

An appeals court said ads bought by the Committee for Justice and Fairness attacking then-candidate Tom Horne were not exempt issue advocacy and campaigns filings were therefore required.

The Arizona Supreme Court upheld that ruling in April, but the group still hasn’t complied and filed reports,

The group is funded primarily by the Democratic Attorneys General Association. Horne is a Republican.

Calls seeking comment from lawyers representing the group weren’t immediately returned.


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