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Embattled Arizona lawmaker seeks to keep documents secret

David Stringer
Posted at 3:23 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 18:23:14-04

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Arizona House Ethics Committee is considering a request by embattled Rep. David Stringer to submit documents in secret.

The committee is investigating complaints about the Prescott Republican's comments on race and immigration as well as the disclosure of expunged criminal charges from the 1980s.

The committee has subpoenaed documents from Stringer, but it's not clear what was demanded.

Maryland court records released to the Phoenix New Times showed Stringer was charged with sex crimes in the 1980s. The case was expunged in 1990, and court officials told the newspaper the records should not have been released.

Stringer twice was condemned last year for comments that were widely denounced as racist.

He's been removed from committee assignments while he awaits the outcome of the ethics probe.