Wrongful Impeachment

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Shocking political corruption and conspiracy are revealed as former Arizona Governor Evan Mecham presents detailed, compelling evidence that his impeachment was orchestrated by a group of behind-the-scenes power brokers determined to regain control of Arizona government after Mecham made good on his pledge to take political control away from special interests. Although ultimately acquitted of all Grand Jury indictments, Mecham suffered a political impeachment and was the target of a recall petition, making him the only officer in U.S. history to be attacked on so many fronts. This is a disturbing insiders look at how special interests control government and pushed an innocent man out of office.

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Evan Mecham

Evan Mecham's life is a rich tale of politics, business and personal revelations. Growing up on a farm during the great depression of the 1930s, Mecham learned to respect honest work. As a college student, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving as a pilot in W.W.II, and earning a purple heart when his P-51 was shot down. It was during his time as a POW that Mecham began to understand the true importance of leadership. It was clear to him that it was not soldiers who started wars, it was leaders.

On return from the war in 1945, Mecham married his high school sweetheart, Florence Lambert, and the couple raised seven children. Moving from Utah to Arizona, Mecham completed his education and began a very successful, 38-year career as a Pontiac automobile dealer.

Motivated by a desire to improve government, Mecham began to think about running for office. Although politically self-taught, he believed he could help the people of Arizona. They agreed, and in 1960, elected him State Senator. His success in the Arizona Senate encouraged him to run for the U.S. senate in 1961. He was defeated, but gave his opponent, Carl Hayden, the closest race of his career.

After retiring from politics for a decade, Mecham set his sites of the Governor's office. In 1986, in a primary in which every daily newspaper in Arizona editorially recommended his opponent, Burton Barr, the people chose Mecham. He took the Governors office in 1987 and in just 15 months, had saved the state several hundred million dollars. Despite his effectiveness, Mecham was illegally impeached in 1988, the target of a history-making conspiracy by special interests threatened by his pledge to take control of the government away from them.

In addition to Wrongful Impeachment, Mecham is the author of Come Back America, published in 1982 and Impeachment - The Arizona Conspiracy, published in 1989.

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