Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is back in the news.
Thomas has filed motions before the presiding disciplinary judge of the Arizona Supreme Court attacking the legitimacy of the State Bar of Arizona’s case to have him disbarred.
Thomas was formally charged Feb. 3 with ethics violations after a lengthy investigation.
The state Bar licenses and polices attorneys. It has accused Thomas and two of his former deputies with conflicts of interest and filing criminal and civil cases without probable cause or sufficient evidence.
The Arizona Republic says the allegations stem from Thomas’ political and legal fights with other county officials.