Investigative Report Regarding Representative Daniel Patterson

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT REGARDING REPRESENTATIVE DANIEL PATTERSON

PREPARED FOR

THE ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ETHICS COMMITTEE

SUBMITTED MARCH 30, 2012

Preliminary Statement

Michael C. Manning, Craig A. Morgan, Sharon W. Ng, and Danelle G. Kelling of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP have been retained to serve as Special Counsel for the House of Representatives Ethics Committee to conduct an independent investigation regarding Representative (“Rep.”) Daniel Patterson (“Patterson”). The scope of this investigation is not limited to the domestic violence allegations made in the February 27, 2012, Ethics Complaint (the “Ethics Complaint”) filed against Rep. Patterson.1 See Exhibit 1 (Ethics Complaint). The scope of this investigation, as defined by the House Ethics Committee, is much broader. Specifically, we have been asked to (i) investigate and report whether Rep. Patterson has engaged in a pattern of inappropriate, indecorous, illegal, or unethical conduct in violation of law or the House Rules, and (ii) recommend a course of disciplinary action.2

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Comments

  1. Conservative Railbird says

    Quite a read. What does Patterson have in common with Sheriff Babeu? Their political careers have hit the wall – DOA

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