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  Ex-treasurer (AZ) sentenced to 3 years of probation
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ContributorThomas Walker 
Last EditedThomas Walker  Dec 12, 2006 09:12am
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CategoryLegal Ruling
MediaNewspaper - Arizona Republic (Phoenix)
News DateTuesday, December 12, 2006 03:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer state Treasurer David Petersen was sentenced Monday to three years of supervised probation and required to pay a $4,500 fine for failing to report on a public-disclosure form income he had earned from a character-education non-profit.

Petersen, who resigned as part of a plea agreement, said after the sentencing in Maricopa County Superior Court that he thought he was being used to set an example. He and supporters said resigning from office would have been "punishment enough."

"Sometimes people who do (small) things get hammered," he said, adding that he believes prosecutors misinterpreted the public-disclosure requirements.
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