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Coyotes saga: Investigation launched into ‘possible violations’ by Glendale council in state open meeting law

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GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 15: A general view of fans outside Arena prior to Game Two of the Western Conference Final between the Los Angeles Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena on May 15, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The saga to keep the Coyotes in Glendale took another twist Friday.

According to an online Arizona Republic report, a state investigation has been launched into “possible violations of Arizona’s Open Meeting Law by the Glendale City Council” in connection to meetings that took place between city council, the National Hockey League and perspective buyers of the Coyotes on May 28.

Here is a snippet of what Paul Giblin of the Arizona Republic reported on Friday evening. Read the full version here.

The Attorney General’s Office launched the investigation in response to several complaints, according to a July 2 letter by Assistant Attorney General Christopher Munns to interim City Manager Dick Bowers.

This is the latest chapter in the economically controversial story of the Coyotes in Glendale.

Earlier this month, Glendale City Council narrowly approved Renaissance Sports & Entertainment’s 15-year, $225 million lease agreement for Arena.