Keith Bee

 
Former member of the Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona State Senate. He served in the State House from January 1991 through January 1993. He then served in the State Senate from January 1993 through January 2001, representing district 9. The amendment to the Arizona Constitution which limited politicians to serving four consecutive terms in either house was passed in 1992, preventing Bee from running again in November 2000. He was succeeded in office by his brother Timothy. In 2002, Bee was an unsuccessful candidate in the Republican primary for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. Senator Bee then was appointed Justice of the Peace Bee in 2007. Bee faced an election challenge from Wesley Kent for the September 2, 2008 primary and, initially lost. He took the case to the Arizona Supreme Court & prevailed. Bee was not running for reelection in 2018 but abruptly resigned on Friday 4 August 2018. It was reported the next week that the early retirement was likely triggered by a four-count indictment of filing false statements on three years' of tax returns for his business, Bee Line Bus Transportation. Bee was scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing on 27 August 2021.

Sources: Wikipedia, Ballotpedia & Vote Smart

When Keith Bee's 19 Bedrooms Make For An 'Indigent' Defendant
Former Pima County Justice of the Peace and one-time Arizona state lawmaker Keith Bee got sentenced last week to six months in federal prison for tax fraud. "“IT IS THE JUDGMENT OF THIS COURT THAT the defendant is committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a term of SIX (6) MONTHS, with credit for time served. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall..."
Mar. 25, 2022
Former Pima Judge Keith Bee Pleads Guilty In Tax Fraud Case
"Bee, a former state legislator who became a justice of the peace in 2007, was indicted Sept. 5, 2018, on three counts of filing false statements on tax returns for his business, Bee Line Bus Transportation, and on one count of attempting to impede an investigation."
Aug. 30, 2021
Indicted Ex-Judge Keith Bee Could Have Trial Pushed To September
Dec. 11, 2020
Indictment: Ex-County JP Keith Bee Claimed Porsche, Corvettes As Business Expenses
Sep. 29, 2018
Pima County Justice Of Peace Keith Bee Indicted In Tax Case, Steps Down
Sep. 12, 2018

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