The Arizona Supreme Court’s presiding disciplinary judge has denied to stay a disbarment order for former Maricopa County prosecutor Lisa Aubuchon.
Aubuchon was disbarred last month for her role in pushing three failed investigations of public officials in court.
A motion filed April 25 asked the presiding disciplinary judge to delay Aubuchon’s punishment so she can continue to practice law pending a decision on her appeal.
Aubuchon and ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas were disbarred April 10 by a disciplinary panel for ethical misconduct over a years-long battle with Maricopa County officials.
The panel found Aubuchon and Thomas had broken criminal intimidation and perjury laws in knowingly bringing false bribery charges against a judge.
Thomas has maintained that he was trying to root out corruption in pursuing the three cases.