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Resource ID: #10855
Subject: State Government
Source: Arizona Republic (Phoenix)



Arizona Republic reveals Arizona Gov. Fife Symington's chief of staff improperly telephoned a bidder with close ties to the governor. Soon after the call, the investigation found the firm cut its bid by more than 400 thousand dollars and won a 1.5 million dollar contract. Cellular phone records used. Criminal investigations and a reform of the state procurement process ensued after publication, 1994.

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