PHOENIX (AP) — Former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says an ethics complaint against him has been dismissed.
The complaint alleged Montgomery covered up misconduct in the Jodi Arias case.
It was filed a day before he was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in September 2019.
The court appointed independent Bar counsel to investigate to avoid a conflict of interest.
Montgomery said in a statement Friday that the complaint was frivolous and intended to influence Gov. Doug Ducey's pick to replace a justice who retired.
Montgomery says the complaint was dismissed Nov. 9 and no longer can be appealed.