Saturday, April 25, 2009

Former Legislator Indicted

The Associated Press has reported that former Arizona legislator John Kromko, D- Pima County, has been indicted earlier this month on nine counts of identity theft, nine counts of forgery, and one count of fraudulent schemes in connection with his nominating petitions when he ran for the Arizona House last year.

Kromko, 68, has been active in Arizona politics for over 40 years and served in the legislature 1976-90.

The Pima County Attorney's Office said Kromko forged the signatures and used the address and other identifying information of more then 20 people on his nominating petitions. They also claim that he forged the signatures of petition gatherers.

Kromko ran unsuccessfully in 2008 against incumbent Democrats Phil Lopes and Olivia Cajero Bedford for the Arizona House of Representatives in LD 27.

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