Pearce shows payments to Fiesta Bowl

Pearce shows payments to Fiesta Bowl

Published May. 12, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce is releasing documents that he says show a "clear pattern of compliance" with state laws restricting acceptance of gifts and of making reimbursements to the Fiesta Bowl for game tickets.

Pearce on Thursday provided The Associated Press with copies of four canceled checks totaling $570 that he says show he reimbursed the bowl or its lobbyist for game tickets.

He says in a three-page statement that he pressed for additional invoices for costs of tickets he was provided but the bowl didn't provide them.

And Pearce says he has recently learned that a $4,060 ticket purchase that the Fiesta Bowl has said was made on his behalf was actually done for his son and his son's friends.