IRS scrutiny hastened Dem Miranda’s swift exodus

Records request for Richard Miranda’s financial reports

The daily answers some questions regarding the hasty departure of Democrat state Rep. Richard Miranda. The newspaper reports that in the weeks leading up to Miranda’s abrupt resignation from his legislative post Thursday, the IRS’s investigations division was looking into his financial-disclosure records. In his resignation letter to Speaker Andy Tobin, Miranda cited family and health reasons.

On January 4 a public records request was filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office asking for Miranda’s financial disclosure reports for the years 2006 through 2010. On February 3, another request was filed for the 2011 report, which was due January 31. Previous 2010 reports can be seen here.

The Legislative District 13 Democrat might not yet be experiencing the family and health problems he initially indicated as a reason for his leave taking, but he might well have been anticipating them.

3 Responses to IRS scrutiny hastened Dem Miranda’s swift exodus

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    For all of his problems, former Rep. Richard Miranda is one lucky guy. As evidenced by the lack of comments here, he owes Paul Babeu a debt of gratitude. He’s been bumped from scandalous front and center by the Pinal County Sheriff.

  2. LD 10 PC says:

    Tax fraud is not nearly as juicy as a titillating sex scandal.

  3. ozgar708 says:

    Nothing a ” Rule 11″ can’t fix right Richard? They say we learn by example, guess your brother Jesse showed you the way.Good Luck with that!! We will be watching.