A leading House Republican said early Tuesday he expects to be charged in a political corruption probe but if he broke any law, he didn't mean to.
"I was just sucked in," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Don Kenney told The Associated Press.Kenney, a lawyer, asked to be relieved temporarily as chairman on Monday after police seized his Mercedes Benz and business records.
The Phoenix lawmaker said his lawyer wanted him to be silent until prosecutors make their evidence clear.
But he acknowledged receiving money from a self-described gaming consultant who wanted a law legalizing casinos.
Grand jury proceedings are secret. But officials who spoke Monday to the AP on condition of anonymity said their case involves more than a dozen other lawmakers, lobbyists and activists and relies on video and audio tapes of a "sting" operation.