AZ Attorney General in Hit and Run

The accident was reported by FBI agents tailing him for unrelated issues


Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has received a misdemeanor citation alleging he caused paint damage to the bumper of a parked vehicle during a March 27 fender bender that he did not report.

The accident was witnessed by two FBI special agents who were tailing Horne as part of an investigation into alleged campaign-finance violations. The FBI turned the information over to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Earlier this month, county officials referred the matter to the city of Phoenix.

The state's top prosecutor issued a brief, written statement about the citation shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Trent Crump said detectives from the Vehicular Crimes Unit cited Horne Wednesday morning.