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Former Tempe City Councilman Arrendondo Sentenced Today

A former Arizona legislator will be sentenced today (Wednesday 23) for his convictions on charges that he solicited and accepted a bribe while he was a Tempe city councilman and misled donors about a scholarship fund to benefit his relatives.

Former Representative Ben Arredondo pled guilty in October, 2012 to honest services wire fraud, the technical charge for bribery that is often used in public corruption cases.  He also plead guilty to wire fraud for setting up a scholarship fund for his relatives while telling donors it was for average youth.

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