Failed corruption investigations launched by America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff have succeeded in getting one of the lawman's top allies disbarred. And despite Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's efforts to distance himself from cases at the center of a legal ethics panel inquiry that cost a pair of former county prosecutors their careers a�� the fallout has moved closer.Read More »
Moments before O'Neil convened the hearing, rumor quickly spread that Mary Rose Wilcox – a prime target of Thomas and Arpaio – would receive a $1 million settlement from the county to compensate for her troubles with Thomas and Arpaio.Read More »
Former state lawmaker David Lujan has returned to the state Capitol to fill the seat left vacant by Kyrsten Sinema.
Lujan was sworn in as the Senate’s newest member in a brief ceremony today, one day after the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed the former House minority leader to the position.
This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
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 »
Boxing trainer Joe Diaz was supposed to reach a major milestone Sept. 24 in the five-year saga to clear his name and bring to justice those he contends wronged him — including boxing promoter Peter McKinn and Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.Read More »
The chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court has appointed a special investigator to look into allegations of unethical conduct against Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.Read More »
The lawyer for an embroiled Phoenix-area politician on Dec. 15 accused Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas of investigating his client for political and personal motives. Colin Campbell, who represents Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, is questioning why Thomas's office filed 36 charges against Wilcox, and said "there are elementary mistakes of fact in the allegations that suggest carelessness, rush to judgment, and improper motives."Read More »
A grand jury has indicted two Maricopa County supervisors on criminal charges in separate cases, a move that intensifies a nasty dispute between county officials and the county's two top law enforcement officials.Read More »
Perhaps lunch hour at a busy restaurant wasn't the best time to wire an informant for a meeting with an investigative lead. The noise of all those customers made it hard for detectives to understand just what Mary Rose Wilcox had to say. As it turned out, Wilcox, a Maricopa County supervisor and former boxing commissioner, didn't say much anyway.Read More »