Dems go-to guy faces RICO charges

Petition signature fraud alive and well

The Sonoran News covers the forged signatures — copied verbatim as they appear in the telephone directory — and other abnormalities and inconsistencies in petition signatures collected by convicted felons on behalf of Andrew Chavez, owner and CEO of AZ Petition Partners, LLC and Black Top Strategies, LLC.

Chavez is the Democrat’s go-to guy for petition signature gathering. Hired by Citizens for a Better Arizona, he was engaged in the collection of signatures in the recall of former AZ Senate President Russell Pearce.

As criticism is hurled and censure is fine-tuned at the Arizona Republic, targeting any Republican who dares to breathe, these egregious activities go virtually unmentioned.

In Kentucky, Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson has filed a civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization) action against Chavez and his company in federal court. He says there is also an ongoing criminal investigation aimed at prosecuting those who may have committed second-degree forgery or were complicit in forging petition signatures, Class D felonies in Kentucky, which, upon conviction, can carry a prison term of up to five years.

Yet silence is the order of the day at the bastion of  journalistic integrity — Arizona’s largest disseminator of agenda-driven news.

Another fine report by Linda Bentley.

4 Responses to Dems go-to guy faces RICO charges

  1. Justin says:

    What a surprise!! Isn’t this just business as usual for Democrats?

  2. Jay Bird says:

    Let’s hope they throw the book at Andrew Chavez in Kentucky. There has got to be a clear signal sent to those who aim to destabilize the elective process that their bogus activities are being watched and will have consequences.

  3. Trevor says:

    Enjoyed the link to Sonoran News. I’ll head back there even without this prompt, (which was a worthy, fact filled one). Thanks. I’m still in Politics 101.

  4. Fances Majors says:

    So what is our AG doing?? Sounds like smoething they need to investigate here and now.
    That Worlsley creature will be on ch 12 Bram Resnick’s program 8:00am. We need to start now to stop CBA now, this petiton business would be a heck of a start…