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Wilcox asks judge to enforce settlement agreement

Mary Rose Wilcox (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

A federal judge has been asked to enforce the $975,000 settlement agreement reached with Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.

Attorneys for Wilcox filed a motion Monday with U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake.

Earlier this month, county Manager David Smith reached an agreement on the settlement amount based on legal and cost analysis by retired Judge Christopher Skelly.

Skelly acted as a mediator for the county and determined that Wilcox’s settlement would be cheaper than litigating it in court.

The Arizona Republic says there’s no deadline for approving the settlement offer.

A 2010 resolution approved by the Board of Supervisors gave Smith authority to negotiate settlements relating to legal claims in longstanding disputes between county officials and Sheriff Joe Arpaio and ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas.

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