An employee appeals hearing is scheduled to continue Monday for a top aide to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was fired for allegedly lying about his involvement in a group that gave money for an advertisement attacking the sheriff’s 2008 opponent.
Joel Fox is appealing the October decision to fire him.
His appeals hearing started Thursday.
Fox says he was never dishonest with authorities who were investigating the Sheriff’s Command Association.
The group gave about $100,000 in contributions from some top-ranking sheriff’s managers and wealthy businessmen to the Arizona Republican Party as Arpaio sought a fifth term.
The party gave some of the money to another group that ran a TV ad attacking Arpaio’s challenger.
The party gave back the money after the group wouldn’t provide its donor list.