Former Arizona legislator to be sentenced for fraud

PHOENIX — A former Arizona legislator will be sentenced Wednesday for his convictions on charges that he solicited and accepted a bribe while he was a Tempe city councilman.

Former Rep. Ben Arredondo was also convicted on charges that he misled donors about a scholarship fund to benefit his relatives.

He had pleaded guilty in October to honest services wire fraud, the technical charge for bribery that is often used in public corruption cases.

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