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Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill requiring conviction before seizure of assets

Under a landmark bill reforming Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture laws signed by Gov. Doug Ducey, prosecutors and law enforcement agencies will no longer be permitted to permanently seize people’s property for alleged criminal wrongdoing without actually convicting them of a crime.... Read more»

Trump pardons former Rep. Rick Renzi for fraud, extortion convictions

In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned two Arizonans, including former Rep. Rick Renzi who was convicted in 2013 of extortion, racketeering and other charges while representing the 1st District in Congress.... Read more»

Tucson Diocese being sued for racketeering over alleged sex abuse

A federal lawsuit accuses the Tucson Diocese and Los Angeles Diocese of violating Arizona’s racketeering laws by burying allegations that some priests sexually abused children and moving those priests from parish to parish instead of turning them over to law enforcement. ... Read more»

Republican, Democrat push several bills on animal rights

Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants to ban ownership of animals by people convicted of animal cruelty. Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, wants to create an animal abuser registry to keep track of those convicted of animal abuse.... Read more»

Boston mob boss 'Whitey' Bulger caught

Notorious Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, who became No. 1 on the FBI's most-wanted list when Osama bin Laden was killed, has been arrested after 16 years on the run and an international manhunt, the FBI announced.... Read more»