Arizona's Pension Trust Sued After Refusing to Disclose Subpoena

March 18, 2014

Judicial Watch, a non-profit watchdog that promotes transparency, has sued the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System after the trust refused to release a copy of a federal grand-jury subpoena that is part of a criminal investigation into the pension system.

"When government agencies, politicians and bureaucrats don't want to turn over documents like the law requires, it's safe to make the assumption that they have something to hide," said Tom Fitton, president of the Washington, D.C.-based group.
The suit, filed late last week in Maricopa County Superior Court, alleges the pension system violated the Arizona Public Records Law by "improperly withholding and failing to provide access to the requested record." The system asserted the subpoena was not a public record, the lawsuit says.
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