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Group asks feds to take action against Arpaio

Local activist Salvador Reza, holds up a printout Reza says was circulated within the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and evidence of racism in the department, during a news conference in the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors chambers Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Phoenix.  Critics gathered and called for the resignation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio while asking the U.S. Attorney's Office to place the sheriff's office into receivership.  Arpaio's opponents are critical of nearly $100 million in misspent funds by his agency over eight years and a recent internal investigation that found mismanagement by his top commanders. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Local activist Salvador Reza, holds up a printout Reza says was circulated within the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and evidence of racism in the department, during a news conference in the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors chambers Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Phoenix. Critics gathered and called for the resignation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio while asking the U.S. Attorney's Office to place the sheriff's office into receivership. Arpaio's opponents are critical of nearly $100 million in misspent funds by his agency over eight years and a recent internal investigation that found mismanagement by his top commanders. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Some government officials and activists are again asking federal authorities to take action against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for alleged misspending and mismanagement.

The group sent a letter Friday to U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke, asking him to expedite federal investigations into the Sheriff’s Office.

The Arizona Republic says the group includes county Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, state Rep. Ruben Gallego and activists Salvador Reza and Randy Parraz.

The group notes a recent investigation found Arpaio’s office misallocated more than $99 million in jail funds.

Their letter comes two weeks after they called for Arpaio’s resignation and asked the U.S. Department of Justice to place the Sheriff’s Office into receivership.

There’s no immediate response from Burke on the group’s letter. Arpaio has already said he would never resign.

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