That evidence helped Gonzalez win acquittal.

Miguel Angel Morales waited more than six months for trial on similar charges. His attorney discovered that the tipster who led the MCSO to raid the construction company where Morales worked had alleged that others at the workplace were recruiting the undocumented as employees.

MCSO deputies admitted under oath that they'd never investigated this possibility. That was enough to establish reasonable doubt as to who did the actual "forgery," and the jury acquitted Morales.

Monty claims his office has been "looking very carefully" at fraud cases involving the undocumented to make sure they "pass constitutional muster," but recent examples tell a different tale.
Dennis Gilman
Monty claims his office has been "looking very carefully" at fraud cases involving the undocumented to make sure they "pass constitutional muster," but recent examples tell a different tale.

Not all such cases involve the MCSO. Sol Zenir, 24, was held for six months non-bondable after an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer investigated her on forgery and ID theft following a routine traffic stop.

On the day Zenil's case was going to trial, Montgomery's prosecutor revealed that the Social Security number she supposedly had "forged" was her own, obtained legally when she was a child.

Zenil pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a deal with the MCAO and went free.

Did Monty's office "look very carefully" at Zenil's case? Or did it hold a young girl — who has now applied for and received deferred action as a DREAMer — without bail, hoping she would plead guilty to a felony and be deported?

The MCAO will not respond to my inquiries concerning Zenil.

Recently, a judge agreed to suppress evidence improperly obtained from the Arizona Department of Economic Security in the case of Octavio Castaneda Flores, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals-eligible 28-year-old held for eight months without bond on the usual bogus charges.

Monty's office was forced to move for dismissal, and by the time you read this, Flores will be reunited with his common-law wife and their four U.S.-citizen children.

Bottom line: The county attorney is shirking his responsibilities as a public servant and an officer of the court, choosing to play politics instead of doing his duty.

No wonder he'd rather bloviate about Arias.

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MGM5
MGM5

Free Debra Milke, boys. Your credibility, what's left of it, is on the line. You have nothing on this woman and you know it. 

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

 On the day Zenil's case was going to trial, Montgomery's prosecutor revealed that the Social Security number she supposedly had "forged" was her own, obtained legally when she was a child.

Zenil pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a deal with the MCAO and went free.

Why? Seriously, if all of you Pro-Joe types out there only want to see illegals prosecuted, then why are you putting up with this kind of bullshit, whether it's MCSO or DPS? After bing held for SIX MONTHS, they admit that her SSN wasn't forged, but was in fact legit, and instead of someone apologizing, they STILL get her to plead to a deal? What the FUCK is wrong with people in Arizona? Any normal place, and they would have had her out in 6 hours, not 6 fucking MONTHS.

And people wonder why everyone bites at the "Arizonans are racist" lure... It doesn't take very much convincing. But hey, at least you pull the focus away from some of the dumb shit the politicians do here in Utah occasionally.

Freddie
Freddie

Sheriff Joe doesn't have to do freeway patrols for illegal immigrants, he knows where they work, loaf, hide and smuggle.  He will sniff them out.  His nose isn't big for nothing.  Go Sheriff Joe.

Cozz
Cozz

Montgomery is nothing more than a lying POS

Cozz
Cozz

Montgomery....what a POS.

goodguess
goodguess

hey dredge, doesnt the word BLOVIATE mean anything to you?

DREDGE
DREDGE

We think they country would be best served to put Military and take action at the border aginst all illegals, but they haven't really done that have they, after all these Americans asked and begged. then they just looked the other way and let  all these illegals in, not folliowing our laws, not listening to Americans, not serving the USA citizens, not protecting our country,  but choosing to commit cri mes against the USA. That is waht the feds are doing. Aiding and abetting the enemy invaders, which would be treason under any other name. Not Immigrants.

DREDGE
DREDGE

You only have to look at what the feds are saying to see they are lieing about what they are doing.

And you only have to look at AMricopa's Sheriff'swebsite to see they aren't profiling. One day I met an attorney for an illegal who said he was stopped and profiled for not having a drivers license.  He said he was a young man but here illegally...well, I said, "Yeah, it seeems like profiling when these young people get stopped to see if theya re old enough to drive. I guess it does seem like profiling. My son has been stopped about 5- 10 times. I never thought it was profiling though, because we don't call it that, we call it the right of the police officer to decide who to stop. Only Mexicans who are illegal call it profiling. "

DREDGE
DREDGE

tHIS jUDGE IS USING THE SAME OL' CRUD TO SAY aRPAIO DID WRONG WHEN IN FACT HE IS SERVING THE PEOPLE OF maRICOPA AND aRIZONA WITH THE SERVICES THEY APOPINTED HIM FOR---TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS FROM PEOPLE WHO AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE HERE. tHE COUNTY NEEDS TO COUNTER SUE SAYING aRPAIO HAD THE RIGHT TO PURSUE AND DETAIN AS NEEDED THE PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF COVERT, AIDING , ABETTING AND BREAKING OF NOT ONLY fEDERAL LAW BUT OF LOCAL LAWS SINCE HE IS OVER A LARGE PART OF aRIZONA. THE FEDS CANNOT CONTINUE TO QUOTE ONE LAW WHEN THEY ARE IGNORING ALL THE OTHERS. tHIS jUDGE NEEDS TO BE REPRIMANDED. wHY NOT HAVE A jUDGE THAT CAN ACTUALLY QUOTE THE REST OF THE LAW. if THE FEDS WERE" CONTROLLING" IMMIGRATIOIN aRPAIO WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE DOING WHAT HE AHS BEEN DOING, AND SO THE fEDS CASE SHOULD BE THROWN OUT THE WINDOW FOR COMPRMMISING THE INTEGRITY OF arizona's ability to defend Arizona for the ARIZONANS...THE MERE KNOWLEDGE AND FACT OF THE FEDS USING THIS STUPID QUOTE TO SAY THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL IMMIGRATION WHEN IN FACT THEY ARE IGNORING THE IMMIGRATION LAWS HAS GOT TO STOP. WE CITIZENS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL AND PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES FROM THE FOREIGN INVASION THE FEDS ARE IGNORING BY MERE INCORPORATION OF THE STATES BY STATE CONSTITUTIONS. THE FACT T HAT THE FEDS HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL IMMIGRATION MEANS THEY HAVE THE RIGHT AND DUTY TO FOLLOW OUR FEDERAL LAWS WHICH IN FACT STATES THE ILLEGALS ARE ILLEGALS. SINCE THE SHERIFF AND THE STATTE CONTROL WHO AND WHAT ARE LAW BREAKERS AND SINCE THERE IS NO RIGHT FOR THE FEDS TO CONTROL OUR STATES LAWS, THEN WE SHOULD ALL CALL OUT THESE FED LIARS AND INSIST THAT THEY NOT ONLY FOLLOW THE LAW BUT THEY HAVE A RIGHT AND DUTY TO STEP BACK AND LET US ENFORCE THE LAWS IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND STATES ESPEICALLY IF THE FEDS ARE GOING SO FAR, AS THEY DO, TO SAY THAT THEY ARE ALLOWING ILLEGALS TO INVADE OUR CONTRY, NO PROBLEM,. WHEN IN FACT THEY A RE OUR SERVANTS AND THEY SHOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR GIVING AN EDGE TO THE ILLEGALS AND FOR GIVING OUR COUNTRY AWAY. STOP IT NOW ARIZONA, THIS ISN'T ABOUT A RACIAL PROFILING, IT IS ABOUT THE FEDERAL GIOVERNMENT TRYING TO TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE TO ALLOW THIS FOREIGN INVASION WHEN THEY ARE ACTUALLY BREAKING THE LAWS THEMSELVES. THINK TWICE, AND PROTECT  YOUR OWN AND OUR COUNTRY.

DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK THE FEDS ARE GOING TO PROTECT YOU FROM INCREASING NUMBERS OF ILLEGALS?  YOU BETTER GET BEHIND YOUR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS UNLESS YOU WANT TO BECOME PART OF MEXICO AND HAVE THE DOLLAR DROP DOWN TO THE .10 PESO VALUE. CALL mCCAIN AND DEMAND THE FEDS BACK OFF. hE IS OVER THE COMMITTEE FOR HOME LAND SECUIRTY AS WELL AS THE GIVEAWY "iMMIGRATION rEFORM" WHICH IS REALLY NOT IMMIGRATION REFORM BUT REFORMING OUR AMERICAN LAWS TO FIUT THE LIFESTYLE AND ILLEGAL CHOICES OF THE ILLEGALS AND MEXICO. MY FAMILY HAS BEEN IN AMERICA FOR 1000'S OF YEARS NOT A FEW HUNDRED...BUT WE ARE NOT MEXIANS. NEVER.  WE ARE AMERICANS AND THIS IS OUR LAND AND THE FEDS BETTER START PROTECTING US FROM INVASION.

dkessler4
dkessler4

This jerk is not much of an attorney.  We don't fund schools anymore in Maricopa County, we pay for lawsuits against politicians who believe that the law is something for everyone else to obey and that does not apply to them.  While some think that the racist statements that these creatons make are cute and that it makes them feel better regarding the failed federal immigration policy the actions of these idiots is costly to our state and to our county.  I wish they would go back to Utah or Mississippi where their radical beliefs would be welcomed.  They can take along our current attorney general Horne(y), Andrew Thomas, the spirit of JT Ready and Russel Pearce with them.  These people should be considered outlaws here, not leaders.

loneeagle1938
loneeagle1938

Why is it that Maricopa County keeps electing Lemons like our current do nothing pretty boy empty suit Bill Montgomery as County Attorney anyhow? Oh well after all  Arizona also have the most total incompetent do nothing Arizona State Attorney General ever Tom Horne! Bill Montgomery and Tom Horne the worst pair of totally corrupt Lemons and Total Incompetents to ever embarass the people of Arizona along with Governor Drunk Jan Brewer! Montgomery,Horne all need to be Recalled!

robert_graham
robert_graham

Have you seen the latest news? The GOP has rejected the Dream Act. Yes the change coming is something you're not gonna like. Didn't I tell you to watch what's coming? It is being suggested that all Dreamers get deported. Amen!!!!!!

lindabrownaz
lindabrownaz

Monty reminds me of Andrei Vyshinsky, Stalin's chief prosecutor.  "Suppression and the use of force by the state are still essential during the transition period [from capitalism to communism] - force, however, exerted by the exploited majority upon the exploiting minority, different in type and new in principle.  The indispensability of this force necessitates a special apparatus, the special machinery, to crush enemies and all elements hostile to (my career goals) [socialism].


MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Now the DOJ can get the judge hearing their lawsuit to force a monitor up the Old Fool's ass due to the Melendres ruling.

I also think a monitor should be required at MCAO to insure that all the cases tainted by the Flaccid Failure are dismissed with no ability to refile.

What do you say to that MontyPug? You still think the DOJ should put up or shut up?

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Catholic.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

wtf...
wtf...

All those examples you provided about these people being in jail for MONTHS waiting to be released or deported....yet that Maldonado lady that was detained for a week in Mexico got all the press and the country out crying for her release including our very own Mr. Hendley!

Thanks FB good article, we all know Monty is nothing but Arpaio's lap dog.



bobunf
bobunf

I had been estimating, on these pages, that the two civil rights cases were costing the County around $2 million to date.  Let's see $1 million to Casey, $1 million to the ACLU (at least it's a good cause), another $837,744 to Casey.  Plus expert witness, court reporter and other fees; plus a mountain of County employee times over the last five years; plus who what all else.  

We are well about $3 million.  With much more to come?  For what?  To lose again?  To attempt to deport a few hundred dish washers - at additional immense expense?  In a few months it may all be moot with what Congress does.  Appealing this case is just crazy.

robert_graham
robert_graham

There will be no change to see, at least not the way you want to see it. Reform will be stopped at the last minute. It will never pass. If it does, the American people will fight back. We'll recall or have fired every politician supporting it. Besides, Eric Holder is on his way out which is a big plus to defeating immigration reform.

DNichols
DNichols

Montgomery is nothing but Arpaio's Lap Dog, and he is "fearful of Arpaio nipping at the Butt Cheeks above his Loafers."

Poor little Comrade Montgomery is bought and paid for by the Convicted Racist Furor?!

MGM5
MGM5

@DREDGE 

According to the N.Y. Times yesterday, the Arizona border has been effectively sealed and most of the traffic is now been rerouted through Texas.

DNichols
DNichols

@ dkessler4;

Well said!

I would like to know who gave J.T. Ready the six High Tech Military Rocket Proppelled Grenade Weapons of Mass Destruction that the news showed found at his Gilbert Home!

Shortly after the Massacre the Military suspended Gear to Law Enforcement stating another of J.T. Ready's Pals Sheriff Babeu?!

MGM5
MGM5

@truthseekeraz Exactly right. The Milke case is an embarrassment to the entire state. Saldate, Levy and the rest should be held responsible for this unbelievable miscarriage of justice. Serious crimes have been committed against this woman, who has already served more time than most people who have actually pulled the trigger.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan You act like you had something to do with it .cause you said I told you ....here's something I'm going to tell you ......don.t you have some toilets to clean at BK? Did they fire you for wacking off in the bathroom AGAIN ...you ought stay home and play with your Barbies chomo arpaio butt monkey , Have a nice day!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYDUCK.N-WAY UR hero is going down and that's the main thing, taken out of office because He is  CONVICTED RACIST, and that's comming very soon, hopefully death comes sooner though to take Him out of His misery.

I wonder what happened with the "raids" that U predicted. I know what happened, Judge Snow ORDERED the RACIST 1 to STOP!!, and the PUSSY SHURF HAD TO COMPLY. Now probably He is STAGING all those rescues and drug busts to try to CON His way out, but anybody who knows the OLD FOOL can see that what He is doing is nothing but His usual stunts, what a predictable POS. TALKING ABOUT A ONE TRICK OLD PONNY.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Not only will CIR pass, Republicans are scrambling to embrace it. Especially if they ever want to hold public office again.

You know federal employees aren't subject to the recall law in Arizona.

Holder is, to my knowledge, remaining as attorney general. He's not leaving.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan LMAO holder isnt going anywhere...but Horne is! lol and believe me, Rotellini will be a much bigger pain in his ass than this ruling. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

@DNichols Go ahead keep talking shit because if you do it will come back to nip you in the bud.

saltywench
saltywench

@Cozz    

Psssssttt... why is he yelling?

Cozz
Cozz

@truthseekeraz @JoeArpaioFan

To much credit given to Jaffy, nobody is stupid enough to pay Jaffy the clown unless it's at a child molesting birthday party.

Oh wait, I guess that could be the GOP after all.

bobunf
bobunf

@truthseekeraz @bobunf I think term limits are a terrible idea whose time is long, long past due for Maricopa County.  If ever any political entity demonstrated the dire necessity for term limits, it is Maricopa.  

At least the racist crazies will have to find new loons and xenophobes every once in a while.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

My comment above is directed at JAF. Sorry for any confusion.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@JoeArpaioFan @DNichols That's amusing - YOU accusing others of talking shit!. Coming from a keyboard commando such as yourself, who talks shit about plant minefields along the board, that is brave talk indeed. You are just a pud-knocker who is very brave in anonymity but who has never done anything except pull his pud, squeeze zits and flip burgers.

DNichols
DNichols

@Arpaio's Paid Fan:

What the Hell are you talking about?!

If I do what?!

I fear you and Arpaio like I fear a pimple on my Arse.

Nip me  Punk.

I'm shaken.

 
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