The Maricopa County Sheriff Office’s former chief deputy and an ex-deputy county attorney have filed another version of their lawsuit against the county and state.
Ex-deputy David Hendershott and former attorney Lisa Aubuchon allege wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation, perjury and a conspiracy among the county, the news media, the State Bar, federal investigators and the state judiciary. They are asking for damages and attorneys’ fees.
The Arizona Republic says the lawsuit reiterates the events of 2008 to 2010 that culminated in the firings of Hendershott and Aubuchon.
The two filed a $36.5 million notice of claim against state and county officials earlier this year. They claim they were victimized by people who retaliated against them for investigating alleged government corruption.