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 »
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Failed criminal investigations of politicians and judges by America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff were put under a microscope in a disciplinary hearing launched Monday against a former prosecutor who brought the cases to court.Read More »
Lawyers pressing a discipline case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas say officials who crossed Thomas and chief ally Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in political disputes were often targeted for investigations and, in some cases, were criminally charged.Read More »
The long-running political war in Maricopa County will begin to be replayed on Monday when former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his former deputies begin defending themselves in attorney-discipline proceedings.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 lawyer representing former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in attorney-discipline case has decided to continue representing the former prosecutor.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will continue to pay legal expenses for ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who faces trial in September on allegations of ethical misconduct.Read More »
Attorneys representing former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in disciplinary proceedings have asked a judge to let them withdraw from the case because the county hasn’t paid them for all their services.Read More »
A federal appeals court Thursday said a Maricopa County special prosecutor can be sued by two Phoenix New Times editors who said they were arrested after running stories criticizing Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other county officials.Read More »
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is dangerous. He needs to go.
Arpaio’s suggestion that he knew nothing of the gross mismanagement by his underlings like Dave Henderschott is not credible. Arpaio surrounds himself with sycophants like Henderschott who share Arpaio’s disdain for anyone who would criticize the office. Arpaio cannot now distance himself from these decisions.