Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox said on the witness stand today that her ordeal with former County Attorney Andrew Thomas has made her question whether to run for re-election in 2012.Read More »
Attorney Tom Irvine was working in his law office on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2008, when a process server dropped two lawsuits on him, filed by then-Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Irvine, the sole witness on the third day of Thomas’ attorney disbarment hearing, described the experience of being targeted by the former county attorney.
Andrew Thomas’ former second-in-command testified today that the ex-County Attorney disregarded his advice against prosecuting County Supervisors and proceeding with a federal racketeering lawsuit alleging a criminal conspiracy among judges and supervisors.Read More »
Retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Fields said he was speechless when a well-dressed process server at his front door handed him a racketeering lawsuit naming him as a defendant in December 2009.Read More »
The Arizona State Board of Education is going to ask the Legislature for more money to hire investigators to cut into a backlog of teacher misconduct investigations.Read More »
Andrew Thomas and two of his former deputies were just doing their jobs when they sued and prosecuted the former county attorney’s political rivals, attorneys defending the trio said today in opening remarks of a discipline hearing.Read More »
The total cost to defend three border activists ultimately convicted of killing a southern Arizona man and his young daughter in a 2009 home invasion was more than $951,000, making it one of the costliest in Pima County's history.Read More »
A judge presiding over the attorney discipline case of Andrew Thomas is not going to allow the former prosecutor to put two county supervisors on trial for their alleged crimes as part of his defense.Read More »
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court seeking to stop a practice in which alleged illegal immigrants are shackled at the feet, waist and wrists while appearing in immigration court.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard struck a deal with Phoenix prosecutors today, pleading “no contest” to reckless endangerment and agreeing to take counseling to avoid a criminal trial.Read More »