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Aubuchon’s disbarment to take effect in July

Lisa Aubuchon (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

The Arizona Supreme Court has declined a request by a former Maricopa County prosecutor to let her continue practicing law until the court rules on an appeal of her disbarment.

Instead, Lisa Aubuchon’s disbarment will take effect on July 2.

A three-member ethics panel of the Arizona courts disbarred Aubuchon and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas after finding, in part, that they broke criminal laws in knowingly bringing false bribery charges against a judge.

The panel also concluded that evidence suggests Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had conspired with Thomas to intimidate the judge by bringing the charges.

The sheriff faces no punishment from the panel.

Aubuchon is appealing the panel’s decision to the state Supreme Court.

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One comment

  1. Why can a Sheriff knowingly engage in filing false charges against a judge and conspire to remove him and not face any charges? I believe it is time for Maricopa County Attorney to take a serious look at what just happened and hold all parties accountable for their actions. Including Sheriff Joe Arpaio who “could not remember his role in the entire situation”. He needs to go.

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