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Arizona House ethics chair vows fast inquiry into lawmaker

Posted at 11:46 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 13:46:34-05

PHOENIX - The head of the Arizona House Ethics Committee is vowing to conduct a fair, thorough and speedy inquiry into allegations that a lawmaker had an improper relationship with a lobbyist and used his power to help her personally.

Rep. John Allen said after a Tuesday committee meeting that the complaints against fellow Republican Rep.

David Cook must be completely investigated and vowed to do so quickly. Allen says that's important for both Cook and voters who may be asked to re-elect him in November.

Cook faces two ethics complaints, and the House has hired outside lawyers to investigate them. He has denied wrongdoing.