Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs BUSTED Taking $400,000 in Apparent Bribe For State Contracts

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has come under fire once more over the “donations” to a dark money group for her inaugural events last year after it was reported that a state contractor’s six-figure donation led to millions in state funds.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Katie Hobbs’ ethics was called into question by GOP State Legislators after she charged donors as much As $250,000 using a 501(c)(4) nonprofit group for inaugural events.

The nonprofit she used was also headquartered at the same address as Coppersmith Brockelman PLC. This is the same Democrat law firm that represented Defendant Katie Hobbs in Kari Lake’s lawsuit to overturn the rigged 2022 midterm.

The donors to Katie Hobbs’ inauguration included Sunshine Residential Homes and its affiliates, who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to later receive a previously denied rate increase for their youth group home services.

Even the far-left Arizona Republic is questioning Katie Hobbs and suggesting an investigation is in order.

Via Arizona State Senator Jake Hoffman on X:

BREAKING: Pay-To-Play Scandal Involving AZ’s Democrat Governor Unfolding

State contractor donated $400,000 to Gov. Katie Hobbs and AZ Democrats, and got millions more in state money

DCS over the course of the past year approved what amounts to a nearly 60% increase in the rate that Sunshine Residential Homes Inc. charges to care for a child for a day, meaning potentially millions of dollars more going to the company at taxpayers’ expense.

No other standard group home provider — there are dozens — was approved for any rate increase during Hobbs’ tenure.

After initial rejection, Sunshine’s rate increase comes after political donation. Sunshine Residential Homes in December 2022 sought a 20% rate increase, to $179 per day. DCS denied it on Feb. 6, 2023, according to records provided by the department.

Three days later, Sunshine donated $100,000 to a dark-money fund Hobbs’ campaign created

Only recently did the company begin contributing to political campaigns in Arizona.

Two six-figure donations from Sunshine to the Arizona Democratic Party were reported when Hobbs was running for governor, totaling $200,000 in September and October 2022.

[Sunshine’s CEO] and his wife personally donated nearly the maximum amount, $5,000 each, to Hobbs’ campaign.

That’s not all the company would kick in. Another $200,000 was donated after Hobbs’ election, with half of that going directly to Hobbs’ inauguration fund through her dark money group.

[Sunshine’s Director of Programs] worked for DCS for a decade before joining Sunshine in 2022, according to his resume. Saifi donated $5,000 to Hobbs’ gubernatorial campaign the same day his boss did, state records show. ——-

*The above are excerpts from an Arizona Republic article by Stacey Barchenger. Emphasis added.

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Jordan Conradson, formerly TGP’s Arizona correspondent, is currently on assignment in Washington DC. Jordan has played a critical role in exposing fraud and corruption in Arizona's elections and elected officials. His reporting on election crimes in Maricopa County led to the resignation of one election official, and he was later banned from the Maricopa County press room for his courage in pursuit of the truth. TGP and Jordan finally gained access after suing Maricopa County, America's fourth largest county, and winning at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Conradson looks forward to bringing his aggressive style of journalism to the Swamp.

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