Paul Babeu's Mexican Ex-Lover Says Sheriff's Attorney Threatened Him With Deportation

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — who became the face of Arizona border security nationally after he started stridently opposing illegal immigration — threatened his Mexican ex-lover with deportation when the man refused to promise never to disclose their years-long relationship, the former boyfriend and his lawyer tell New Times.

The latest of the alleged threats were made through Babeu's personal attorney, who's also running the sheriff's campaign for Congress in District 4, the ex-lover says.

He says lawyer Chris DeRose demanded he sign an agreement that he would never breathe a word about the affair. But Jose Orozco refused.

The 34-year-old from central Mexico charges that the sheriff's lawyer warned against mentioning the affair with Babeu. DeRose said gossip about Babeu would focus attention on Orozco, attention that could result in his deportation, Orozco says.

Melissa Weiss-Riner, Orozco's attorney, confirms her client's account.

She says she spoke directly to the sheriff's lawyer, DeRose, about the Babeu camp's threats that Orozco could be deported if he "revealed the relationship." She says DeRose falsely claimed that Orozco's visa had expired.

"Jose came to our firm because he felt he was being intimidated, and he was in fear for his life," Weiss-Riner says. "He wanted his legal rights protected."

(After this story was published online February 17, Babeu and DeRose denied Orozco and his lawyer's threat-of-deportation allegations, and — under pressure — the sheriff came out as a gay man and admitted that he'd had an affair with Orozco. The sheriff didn't dispute the authenticity of any text messages or photos appearing with this article.)

See additional photos from text-messages between Sheriff Babeu and his ex-lover.

Informed of the situation, Nancy-Jo Merritt, a longtime Phoenix immigration attorney, says a threat of deportation would be indicative of an "atmosphere that's been created politically in this state, so that if you get angry at someone who is Hispanic, you immediately jump down to the level of threatening to deport him.

"If what [Babeu's attorney] says is correct [about Orozco's being illegal], either the sheriff had a long relationship with someone he knew was undocumented, while all the time being Mr. Bluster about the border and using it for political gain," or he threatened to deport someone he just broke up with, Merritt says.

"That's just the worst kind of hypocrisy."

She adds that federal immigration-enforcement agents have better things to do than "take care of Babeu's boyfriends."

Antonio Bustamante, a criminal defense attorney and immigration activist, tells New Times that if the allegations against Babeu are true, "To use a position of authority . . . and make legal threats opens a Pandora's box of ethics issues for any law enforcement person or any elected person. In this case, he's both."

Orozco says he met Babeu in October 2006 on gay.com, a dating website. What started with an online invitation from Babeu for the two to get together, he says, turned into not only a personal relationship but a professional one.

Orozco says he created and maintained Babeu's campaign websites, his Facebook page, and his Twitter account. Babeu didn't pay him for his online services, he claims.

Orozco says Babeu told him that he loved him and was with him exclusively. But Orozco suspected Babeu was lying. The relationship soured, and Orozco believes that Babeu sent DeRose after him. He says DeRose demanded the passwords to Babeu's websites and social-media accounts. Orozco says he complied but that Babeu and his attorney also wanted Orozco to sign a document that would bind him legally to keep silent about the relationship.

Orozco admits that he lashed out on news websites featuring stories about Babeu. He says he commented anonymously that the sheriff was not who people thought he was. He says he once wrote a comment on Chino Valley eNews (on which Babeu had an account), where gay men arrange sexual liaisons.

Orozco shared text messages between him and Babeu with New Times. A September 4, 2011, text from the sheriff reads: "You can never have business after this and you will harm me and many others in the process . . . including yourself & your family."

A couple of minutes later, Babeu followed with: "And you say you have loved me? Papi . . . this is no good."

Orozco responded: "Good threats. Wont work. Im already hurt me . . . and you didn't care."

They exchanged more texts on September 6.

Orozco: "Dont threat me. Thats illegal. Im just speaking . . . true."

Babeu: "You have crossed the line. Better get an attorney. You brother will also be contacted."

The following day, on September 7, De-Rose sent an e-mail directly to Orozco ordering him to "cease and desist."

DeRose wrote: "If you are serious about an amicable resolution to this, it is critical that no further offensive actions against my client be taken in the meantime. This should go without saying."

Orozco says that's when he hired Weiss-Riner.

In addition to the text messages and e-mails, Orozco shared letters from Melissa Weiss-Riner to Chris DeRose and photographs of Babeu and of him and Babeu together. He and his lawyer sat for several extensive interviews with New Times. He says he reached out to New Times because he was tired of living in fear.

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I do not mind him being gay.

I mind:

1, His fake boarder walk - since his county has no boarder. ( We saw him LIE in TV)
2. His strong talk and crawling after 10 PM in an Mexican arm ( ?) or he behind him?
3. The fake letters he writes how important his county is in terms of Illegals crossing- like he is the first defense line of AMERICA.
4. His remarks about the USA president.
5. The money he demands just for not being in Budget!
6. The 5 million he received - TAX money - for fake claims?
7. How he investigated HIS DEPUTY ( fighting with Drug members in the dessert - A LIAR?? )

Overall - THIS MAN HAS TO GO.
VERY SOON i hope!

BUT hey this is AZ - land of the retard Republicans - they will vote for all that is a fake..

More Names?? Read the news!!

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

anyone know why the brother would be threatened too?

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Juan G1974 Jg

A lifetime of good deeds gets flushed down the toilet when u use political threats and corruption to protect a lie and your political office and aspirations.....

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ABC 15 news is doing a great job in Mass re sheriff studboi1's activities there as headmaster (no pun intendeded). Check out the news videos on their website. Baboo's sister caught him with a 17 year old male student.

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Richard Dummer

He may have been wrong in his emails, but have you all not done something wrong in your lives? Give the man a break - how many years did he have to live with the silence due to persecution from the public? I congratulate the man on coming out and accepting who is - keep up the fight man we deserve people in public office that say enough and tell the world that this suppression of gay life has to end!

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Read your article on Paul Babeu a couple days ago and WOW! What a great job. It seems the majority of people in powerful positions keep feeding us the same line, "Do as I say, not as I do". Double standard comes to mind. I don't care for it and I'm sure most of your readers don't either. Everyone makes mistakes, but come on....This is just abuse of power anyway you look at it. So I take great delight in seeing a man like this fall. It just reinforces the concept that "the truth shall set you free". this is a slam dunk for Mr. Orozco's lawyer! Paul Babeu brought this on himself. He is creating his own demise, ya gotta love it! I feel no remorse for this County sheriff whatsoever. Poor Mr Babeu. He's going to have to find another avenue to fill his insatiable need for attention and risk, apparently. What a total hipocrite! Hard core anti-imigration advocate, all the while on his knees suckin off some illegal alien... LOL. Thats Classic. I hope you follow up on his experience as the HEADmaster of the DeSisto school in Stockbridge, Mass. A controversial school for trouble teens. I'm sure that could turn into a hotbed of allegations also. Heck, you could easily get another 3 or 4 more covers out of this train wreck before its done, and the funny, no sad thing is.....U can't make this stuff up. I will wait with baited breath.

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azbluesgal

Oh the gross out factor is just too much for me. I am not homophobic..very liberal ..but have a problem with lying sacks of shit who abuse their power. Ugh how can I wash my mind after those images are burned into it? Hope he gets what he deserves...Pinal County...you get what you deserve just like we deserve Joe the heartless.

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First we had "Bareback Ridin', Butt Bustin' Gentleman Jim Kolby"; now we have "Studboi Babeu." I can't believe how many in the Tea Party STILL support the nit-wit Sheriff who couldn't shoot straight just because "he's one of ours."

Well, Babeu's not one of mine. So much for the evils of partisanship.

Wow! Republicans really have become the party of Perversity!

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narizona
narizona

I think his cowboi hat is in the way of his eyesight maybe it's to tight around his HEAD?

narizona
narizona

Babeu opened himself up for this kind of criticism wen he posted those pictures of him and joey on that website .what was he thinking? Can he think , showing a lot of common traits that a lot of drug addicts have, lying cheating complete absence of clear thinking, wut's up shurf,I think your BLOWING it BIG TIME.No pun intended!!

Church lady
Church lady

Rommey's security detail was informed to keep Babeu away from him. Babeu was assigned the code name of "Man Eater." Special Agent in Charge of Rommey's detail warned all his agents to be on the lookout for Man Eater.

narizona
narizona

What ever happened to John Wayne ,I bet he wouldn't approve of this!!!!

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Wow, way to bad he is gay!

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Why wouldn't Babs think that Jose wouldn't turn him in when relationship soured?? All bitter scorned gay men do this.

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SethQuatrefoil

Hmmmm... Censoring comments are we? Just reinforces my point!

Display Name
Display Name

I noticed Bab's skipped the GOP debates even though he had tickets...

JOsee
JOsee

just two more guys...None is handsome or hot..Jose looks like a simple guy and Paul just looks like a regular white guy,,Nothing really matter.

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http://www.sheriffpaul.com/on-...

Check out sheriff studboi1's website. This guy is a dillusional narcissistic nutcase who seems to not get it. Sending explicit pics and promising blowjobs to unknown men.on a gay hookup site. He is a huge security liability and has to go.

CptZeep
CptZeep

Nice to see Jose's face! Remember, he may have shagged the sheriff, but he didn't shag the deputy - so cut him some slack.

Also good to hear Sheriff Paul Brokeback got back from Narnia ok.

Citizen
Citizen

Check Fox10, the real story is now coming out. Jose Orozco is allegedly on a valid 10-yr. multiple-entry visitor visa. Under this type of visa, your permanent residence must be in your home county, and you cannot be employed within the USA and you cannot operate a business in this country. Orozco registered a business with the state of Arizona in July, 2011, Website Results, LLC. Could it be that when Babeu advised Orozco via text that he "cannot have business" that he was only stating a simple fact? He cannot have a business in this country under a tourist visa. How is that a threat? Good job Monica Alonza and the inept New Times editorial staff in being fooled by this crybaby guy and not doing due diligence. This isn't about prejudice on the part of Monica and the New Times, this is pure stupidity. As a result, you trashed a man's life, but that's okay, isn't it, you sold papers.

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YOU ARE A NUTS - NOT SEEING WHAT WE HAVE HERE!

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

it might have been more impressive if he wasn't forced into it. or did NT just happen to publish the story while he was on the way to make it all public?

Jorge Suarez
Jorge Suarez

The guy has been an outspoken activist in favor of (a) a party that is openly hostile to the idea that homosexuals should enjoy basic human rights and (b) figured that, when the sh*t hit the fan, he could silence his lover by abusing his power and threatening a deportation. If this is how he believes his power is supposed to be used, he is in no way fit for public life. He is a model hypocrite, which no doubt makes him fit in perfectly in the GOP, but surely there has to be a limit to the blatant lies and abuses one can get away with. Knowing that the guy has no problem using his position to deal with his personal problems (of his own making), do you really think he belongs in a position of authority?

Mike Smith1969
Mike Smith1969

He was outed. the story seems to paint him as a hypocrite and a bully. the worst type of person, really.

Naughty Lisa
Naughty Lisa

He didn't come out. He was pushed out, you stupid ass. Read and pay attention and then comment.

Ricardo
Ricardo

John Wayne is dead and was a closeted homo!Hahahaha!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

All piggy's are narcissistic assholes and power trippers so whats new? the badge and the gun are a big ego power trips for weak minded bully's.

Royb
Royb

i had a good laugh at the web site, he really thinks hes going to DC, I want to see him go to court, i wrote him and told him that, oh no he might try and deport me, no a speeding ticket

Church lady
Church lady

He was sending pics of himself to solicit sex over the internet. Do you think Sheriff Andy Giffith would approve of Babeu's conduct? Maybe Gomer Pyle. Your Babeu is a fraud and a lewd person.

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

Beside the point, fool... this proves nothing. The New Times story said along that he was in the country legally. The threats came in phone calls from DeRose to Jose's attorney. Plus what you say is only Babeu's spin. In fact, you are probably Babeu. Now Babeu says this was about the website problems, which New Times also had in the original story. As for Babeu's life getting ruined, he did it to himself. Posing on adam4adam as a sitting sheriff (and there's more to come on this front, supposedly, according to New Times) is really tawdry. It goes beyond personal photos getting leaked when you do something likt that.

Royb
Royb

you can own a business if you are a none citizen in this country.
http://community.sba.gov/commu...

Breaking into the U.S. market can be a rewarding venture for many foreign businesses. Because U.S. citizenship and residency are not required, foreign nationals are able to start or expand on U.S. soil without experiencing much more red-tape than an American-born business owner would.

CptZeep
CptZeep

The paper is free. I'm guessing the rest of your facts are about as accurate.

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

the guy says he loves you cause you're an idiot and will give it up cause it's "magic" oooooo

Iworkforaliving
Iworkforaliving

Yeah and your the first one calling them when you have been wronged piss ass

Citizen
Citizen

and I would hesitate to quote the SBA regarding this. The proper reference would be the State Department. This is one common prohibition for either a B1 or B2 visa, quote "Will receive no salary or income from a U.S based company/entity." I expect that you already know this.

Citizen
Citizen

...if you have the right visa and if you have not lied to the US government to get it.

Citizen
Citizen

How do you people who just throw out empty remarks with no substance, no facts at all, think that you come across as having any credibility? "Selling papers" is a broad term used to denote moving newspapers in to public hands or to "sell" the paper to advertisers. When you can properly and intelligently participate in a debate or present a proper refutal, get back to us.

Citizen
Citizen

Again, Ms. Silver is not the State Department and is giving a very technical answer. Yes, you can incorporate in the USA. However, the bottom line if you are on a B1 or B2 visa is you cannot receive salary or income from an US-based entity, not even your own. Your arguments are clearly not germane to the debate.

Royb
Royb

Foreigners Starting a Business1
By Judith Silver, Esq., Coollawyer.com
Q: I would like to know what I need to do to start a business in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen and I live abroad, but I'd like to start a business there. Do I need any special permit? Can I incorporate? Can I partner with a
local person? Is any state recommended for foreign investors?
Answer:

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rainlion
rainlion

@Citizen textbook projection there... thanks for the laughs

 
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