A disciplinary panel disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his former deputy Lisa Aubuchon today, calling the former prosecutors unscrupulous, hypocritical and self-centered. A third former deputy, Rachel Alexander, was suspended for six months and one day.Read More »
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A three-person panel is scheduled Tuesday to decide the attorney discipline case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne denied allegations that he violated campaign laws in 2010 and accused the prosecutor who made them of filing a complaint because he knew he was about to lose his job.
In an email on Monday evening, Horne spokeswoman Amy Rezzonico said the attorney general did not illegally collaborate with Kathleen Winn, the chairwoman of a pro-Horne independent expenditure that spent more than a half-million dollars on attack ads against his Democratic opponent.
A three-person panel considering the attorney discipline case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas plans to unveil its decision on April 10.Read More »
After 18 years at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Don Stapley is setting his sights on Congress. Stapley said he filed paperwork Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission to run in the 9th Congressional District, which covers parts of Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe.Read More »
The self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America took to the witness stand Tuesday and continued his denials that he knew about corruption and mismanagement within his office, saying that he delegated many responsibilities to his former chief deputy.Read More »
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas plans to file closing arguments Tuesday in an attorney discipline case against him.Read More »
Lawyers for former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas face a Jan. 16 deadline for filing closing arguments in an attorney discipline case against their client.Read More »
Robes and gavels were a large part of Arizona’s political scene in 2011. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a landmark election law case that came out of the state and agreed to hear SB1070. The state Supreme Court resolved conflicts involving the Independent Redistricting Commission and trial courts were busy with lawsuits contesting cuts to Medicaid and the candidacy of a Mesa woman in the recall election of former Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
Attorneys seeking the disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and one of his deputies say in written closing arguments filed today that no other penalty for the former prosecutors will repair the damage they caused.
“About a year after Thomas assumed office as County Attorney, it became clear that he had lost all objectivity about his role as a lawyer and as County Attorney,” Gleason wrote.