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Author Archives: Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press

Feds to bring contempt charge against Arizona sheriff

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer)

Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court for defying a judge's orders to end his signature immigration patrols in Arizona, exposing the 84-year-old lawman to the possibility of jail time and clouding his political future as he seeks a seventh term.

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