Arizona lobbyist to be sentenced for misdemeanor

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lobbyist who was targeted in an investigation into corruption at the Fiesta Bowl is set for sentencing.

Gary Husk was a leading figure in the Fiesta Bowl case but avoided any serious charges after a lengthy investigation. In a deal with prosecutors, the 56-year-old pleaded guilty to a single unrelated misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to make a prohibited contribution.

While prosecutors aren't seeking jail time, Husk faces up to six months during a Monday hearing.

He has agreed to pay $30,000 in restitution.

Husk was charged with using his firm's money to reimburse staffers who made contributions to politicians such as Gov. Jan Brewer.

The case against him arose from a fraud investigation into the Fiesta Bowl. His firm represented the bowl from March 2000 to January 2011.

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