Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe's would-be assassins indicted
Posted on 07/13/2012 5:00:43 PM PDT by Red Steel
Members of 'Mexican Mafia' already in custody on other charges
Law enforcement officers in Arizona say they have broken up an alleged plot to assassinate Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is at odds with the White House over his investigation of Obamas birth documentation, with the Department of Justice over his crackdown on illegal aliens, and assorted criminals already in jail.
The sheriffs office said today that three maximum security inmates were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder stemming from a complex plot that involved the assassination of the sheriff as well as a plot to murder another inmate.
Authorities report Mark Cons, 33, and Rudolfa Santos, 37, members of the Mexican Mafia currently housed in the sheriffs 4th Avenue Jail on felony counts, were served with arrest warrants for the alleged plots.
Samual Matta, 29, a member of a documented street gang and who is currently incarcerated in the state prison in Florence, also was accused of conspiracy to commit murder.
Authorities say the investigation began several months ago when detectives were tipped off by an inmate in jail on multiple homicide charges that Matta allegedly was planning to assassinate Arpaio using a rifle.
Matta, who was planning to carry out the assassination plot once he was released from jail, believed that the sheriff was personally responsible
The spokesman said Arpaios high profile positions on issues such as the investigation of Obamas eligibility, and his determination to enforce laws against illegal immigration, have made him a bigger target than some sheriffs.
One of the threats, in fact, specifically cited Arpaios work on the Obama case.
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Talk about sore losers...it only hurts when they ‘vote’.
Would be Obama voters.
Has Eric Holder dispatched Justice Department lawyers to assist in their defense?
If Obama had a son, he’d look like Samuel Matta.....
You are right. The assassination of Sheriff Joe Arpaio would actually rally the hard left. That is really a scary thought you know?
Could “Fast & Furious” weapons have been intended for Executive covert ops like this? HMMMMM?
I’m sure they were already there along with the ATF to deliver the rifle for the job.
Reaction from the White House:
Assuming Sheriff Joe lives that long.
“Eric...this is BO.....hold off on that weapons shipment to Arizona...I think Arpaio caught our guys”