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Hobbs, Sinema, Other AZ Officials Took Cartel Bribes, Lawyer Says
Brannon Howse: “So are you saying that the cartels are using their billions of dollars to buy elected officials to keep the border open, to keep their businesses going in the United States?”
John Harris Thaler: “That would be precisely what I'm saying…Most of the officials who we have found who have accepted bribes, accepted them very early on. Usually at the start of their career, and oftentimes take the initial position or run for the initial office. So they are bribed, in essence, to become officials, not once they have become officials…With the 2020 election… one of the things [the cartel’s] Ms. Chavez provided…was ballots and how mail in ballots were being handled.”
Arizona officials including “Governor” Hobbs and Sen. Sinema received cash from the infamous criminal Sinaloa cartel and their money laundering, according to Jacqueline Breger, main investigator for Harris/Thaler Law Corporation. Breger said research uncovered cartel money going to Runbeck Election Services, Hobbs, Democrat Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, judges, mayors, other election officials, county supervisors, and city councilmen. Election fraud and money laundering in Arizona apparently run deeper than the Grand Canyon.
The 2020 and 2022 elections in Arizona are already highly contested based on evidence of voter fraud. Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake went into the election with a massive 11-point lead over Democrat Katie Hobbs, 84% of surveyed Maricopa County poll workers and volunteer attorneys were “not at all confident” about the outcomes of the election, machine malfunctions were shockingly widespread in AZ’s Maricopa County on Election Day 2022, and 298,000 Maricopa County early votes didn’t have proper chain of custody. Furthermore, ballots were deliberately printed shorter than the paper on Election Day, when most Lake voters turned out, meaning the ballots couldn’t be read by machines; and a county that was reluctant to certify the election with all the irregularities and accusations of fraud was threatened by then-Secretary of State Hobbs (yes, the same one who was declared the gubernatorial winner) into certifying. With the new money laundering accusations, the election fraud just became even more complicated.
Breger, speaking last week during a Senate Elections and Municipal Oversight & Elections Joint Committee hearing, said the election fraud of giving money from false house deeds in midwestern states to Arizona officials has been ongoing since 2004. The Post Millennial noted that the Sinaloa cartel was previously led by the infamous “El Chapo,” Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, one of the world’s most powerful drug traffickers before his 2016 capture. But El Chapo’s arrest has hardly stopped his cartel’s money laundering activities, which influenced both the 2020 and 2022 elections in Arizona, the report said.
And it’s not just Democrats who received the money, according to Breger, although Arizona’s highest ranking officials are Democrats who are accused of taking the bribes. His list of bribed officials includes Gov. Hobbs (D), Secretary of State Adrian Fontes (D), Sen. Krysten Sinema (formerly D, now I), Rep. Ruben Gallego (D), Mesa Mayor John Giles (R, but endorsed Dem senator), Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma (R), as well as Maricopa County Supervisors Bill Gates (R, but helped D election fraud), Thomas Galvin (R), and Clint Hickman (R). Coincidentally, many of those same people are directly implicated in or covered for Democrat election fraud. Some of the bribed officials handle controversial mail-in ballots.
“[Post Millennial, Feb. 26] ‘In 2006, the U.S. Attorney's Offices in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa investigated the laundering of drug cartel monies through a complex series of single-family home purchases in those states,’ Breger told the committee. ‘By 2009, numerous real estate agents, escrow companies and title insurers had been indicted, charged and convicted of racketeering. In 2014, our office was asked to review the case files and to determine whether monies from the sales of the properties had filtered to property purchases in Arizona, specifically in Maricopa and Pima County’…
According to the investigator, it was concluded that several real estate agents in Iowa ‘had set up a laundering system in Arizona and thereafter had transferred the proceeds of sales to Panamanian Corporations’.”
Breger called the money laundering through single family Arizona residences “pervasive and ongoing” when it was uncovered in 2018. Maricopa County, where so much of the 2020 and 2022 election fraud occurred, was one of the counties investigated.
“Breger continued, saying that the public officials who have received bribes include ‘multiple state office holders (State House/State Senate), local office holders, county supervisors, judges of the Maricopa County Superior Court, judges of several city courts (including two presiding judges), judge's assistants, prosecutors within certain cities within Maricopa County, prosecutors for Maricopa County, peripheral legal specialists including attorneys, 'approved' mental healthcare providers (court appointed advisors) and related specialists.’”
Breger estimated at least 25% of active judges in Pima, Maricopa, and Pinal Counties have been bribed to shield the racketeering. Law firm head Thaler’s son McKinley was kidnapped in 2020, allegedly to pressure Thaler into ending his multistate money laundering investigation, and Thaler’s wife turned out to be heavily involved with the cartel money laundering (and possibly married him to disrupt an investigation of his). McKinley has never been recovered.
The Post Millennial provides more details or you can look at Breger’s 100 page report. It all comes down to one thing—many of Arizona’s officials and judges, of both parties, are bought and paid for by criminal cartels.