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  FBI says Horne clipped car, drove off to hide affair
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DescriptionPHOENIX - Tom Horne caused more than $1,000 worth of damage when he clipped another car in a parking garage and just drove off, in order, according to FBI agents, to conceal an affair he was having with his passenger.

Phoenix police records obtained Tuesday include detailed witness accounts by FBI agents who were following Horne, Arizona's attorney general, on March 27 as part of a campaign finance investigation. They said they watched him back his borrowed vehicle into a white Range Rover in the parking garage of a Phoenix residential complex.

FBI agents said that after the fender-bender, Horne and the woman, since identified as Carmen Chenal, who works for Horne, walked off and entered the residential area of the complex where Chenal lives.

Horne acknowledged Tuesday the incident did cause some scrapes to the borrowed car he was driving, but maintained he did not know there was any damage to the other vehicle.

He said assertions by FBI agent Brian Grehoski that he didn't leave a note for the other driver in order to conceal an extramarital affair are "completely baseless."

"If I thought there was damage, why wouldn't I have left a note?" Horne said. "It's no big deal for me to pay somebody $1,000."

FBI reports say Horne had no way to know if the other vehicle was damaged because after the accident he and his passenger sat in their vehicle for about 10 seconds and then drove off.
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