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Sheriff’s captain suing Goddard over emails

Attorney General Terry Goddard. (File photo by Bill Coates)

Former Attorney General Terry Goddard. (File photo by Bill Coates)

A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office captain has filed a lawsuit against former Attorney General Terry Goddard and others over personal emails released to the public.

The Arizona Republic reports Capt. Joel Fox alleges Goddard and others violated his constitutional rights by accessing a string of personal emails.

The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges Goddard and investigators conducted an unreasonable search and seizure of his property when they took the emails.

Fox also alleges a conspiracy to violate his right to privacy. Goddard told The Republic he stands by the investigation and others named in the suit were just doing their jobs.

The Republic reports the emails were confiscated as part of an investigation into allegations Fox committed fraud, laundered money and violated campaign laws during the 2008 Maricopa County sheriff’s race.

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