AG, ADOR Called On To Investigate Wendy Rogers Residency, Tax Claims

Wendy Rogers in 2018 Congressional campaign ad at an indoor shooting range. [Photo via Facebook video]

PHOENIX – State agencies including the Attorney General’s Office, the Secretary of State’s Office, and the Arizona Department of Revenue have received complaints and requests for investigations of candidate Wendy Rogers. The complaints center around allegations that Rogers filed fraudulent campaign finance reports, fraudulent signature petitions and false tax returns.

The Arizona Department of Revenue has been asked to investigate whether Rogers claimed two properties as her “primary residence.”

According to the Maricopa County tax records, Rogers is listed as co-owner of a property at 719 East Erie Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85282, and that property is described as her “primary residence” (parcel number 113-28-391) for property tax purposes. According to the Coconino County tax records, Rogers is listed as co-owner of a property at 2401 West Route 66, No. 88, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001, and that property is described as her “primary residence” (parcel number 113-28-391) for property tax purposes.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has been asked to investigate Rogers as well. The complaint alleges that Rogers filed fraudulent campaign finance reports and fraudulent signature petitions by using the 2401 West Route 66 address to qualify for the LD6 Primary race. The request is based on the fact that Arizona Revised Statute mandates a candidate for legislative office live in the district which they are running to represent.

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In February 2019, a Maricopa County judge ruled in favor The Young Agency, a Phoenix company that became collateral damage in Rogers’ last failed campaign effort.

In that case, Rogers, a perpetual candidate, after running and losing 5 elections for any possible office during the past decade, defeated her Republican primary opponent, former State Senator Steve Smith, by allegedly defaming his employer, the Young Agency. Rogers claimed that the agency, run by Pamela Young, a devoted Christian and former model, was connected to sex trafficking.

Pamela Young, Founder The Young Agency

Rogers, a perpetual candidate for Congress, defeated her Republican primary opponent, former State Senator Steve Smith, by allegedly defaming his employer, the Young Agency. Rogers claimed that the agency, run by Pamela Young, a devoted Christian and former model, was connected to sex trafficking.

In her request for dismissal, Rogers claimed that “none of the defendant’s statements directly tied the Young Agency to Model Mayhem,” according to PinalCentral.com, but the judge disagreed.

According to PinalCentral.com, “The Rogers campaign made a website called “Slimy Steve,” which claimed Smith’s job associated him with Model Mayhem, a modeling promotion site that some media reports have linked to sex trafficking.”  While numerous law enforcement leaders and representatives of the major Arizona law enforcement agencies held a press conference to slam Rogers’ dishonest attacks, Rogers doubled down and spent tens of thousands of dollars spreading her dishonest message around most of Arizona.

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