Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Not Face Charges After Federal Investigation Is Closed
Posted on 09/01/2012 2:01:04 PM PDT by lbryce
The federal abuse-of-power investigation into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio has been closed, with prosecutors saying no charges will be filed.
Authorities were investigating Arpaio for his part in failed public corruption cases against officials who were at odds with him. The sheriff brought cases against a judge and two county officials in 2009.
Federal authorities also said that they have decided to not prosecute matters tied to alleged misuse of county credit cards by sheriff's officials, alleged misspending of jail-enhancement funds and other matters.
"They did their investigation, they didn't find enough probable cause and they didn't bring an indictment," Arpaio said at a hastily called news conference after returning from the Republican National Convention in Florida. "We don't go around framing anybody. My people are not crooks."
Assistant US attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel released a statement saying her office "is closing its investigation into allegations of criminal conduct" by current and former members of the sheriff's and county attorney's offices. .
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I am shocked, shocked! that the NOG (Nazi-Occupied-Government) couldn't dredge up a single violation of illegality against America's Sheriff, Joe Arapaio.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a true life American hero, whose going up against America's greatest enemies, in upholding the law, protecting the US Constitution, the very anathema of which has been a pulsating thorn in the side of the DOJ, AG Eric Holder, the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is the Obama Administration.
H0lder needs to get to AZ ASAP and make up some more charges.
There are still too many Americans living in this country. The communists wouldn’t dare throw an American hero in prison for no reason. I think it would get pretty damn ugly pretty damn quick.
After the election Eric the red will decide, depending on the outcome.
Maybe he can sue Arizona for Arpaio NOT doing anything that the Feds could charge him with. There has to be something they can do! Hrumpf! Hrumpf! LOL! Washington, D.C.! Home of the original BUFFOONS!
Better for Sheriff Joe, those papers looked like they’d make pretty stiff toilet paper
“In the separate probe, which is still ongoing, the justice department says Arpaio’s office racially profiles Latinos, retaliates against critics of its immigration patrols and bases its immigration patrols on racially charged citizen complaints that did not allege crimes. The sheriff denies the allegations.
And in the civil case, the Latino plaintiffs aren’t seeking monetary damages. Instead, they want a declaration that Arpaio’s office uses racial profiling and an order requiring policy changes. If Arpaio loses the case, he won’t face jail time or fines.”
I, unfortunately, naively thought this matter had been cleared.
The Feds should have to pay court costs and lawyer fees for frivolous prosecutions, and it should come straight out of Eric Holder’s paycheck.
Hey Just-Us Dept. Try to trump up more charges, will ya? You already look like fools.
Ooops! Whenever Holder is faced with somebody who actually knows the law, he loses.
You have to love the spin on this too. The people who were ill-served by the case being dropped announced surreptiously, were the people who wanted the case to go forward!.
Problem was, Holder's mob of DOJ lawyers didn't catch a thing in 'Lake Arpaio' and Roland can load the boat anywhere...anytime....even in your backyard fish-free swimming pool.
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