Rick Romley Bombshell in Arpaio/Thomas Failed Case Against Judges and County Officials: "Miscarriage of Justice Stops Now"
Bombshell stuff at a press conference just completed in downtown Phoenix at the offices of interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley.
The biggest news was that a county grand jury last March rejected efforts by one of then-County Attorney Andrew Thomas' special prosecutors to issue major felony indictments against Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe, county manager David Smith, and several other county officials.
"This is outrageous behavior, absolutely outrageous, and this miscarriage of justice stops now," Romley said a few minutes ago.
He said that his office has turned over all of the newly released materials to the FBI, which is investigating Thomas, Arpaio and others for abuses of power in this and other issues.
What also emerged this morning is that (now on suspension with pay) deputy county attorney Lisa Aubuchon, who spearheaded the "corruption" case while working directly with Andrew Thomas tried to shop the moribund case against Donahoe and company weeks after the grand jury shot her down.
A few days before Thomas left his office in early April to run for Arizona Attorney General, Aubuchon sent the Donahoe case without prior notice to Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores.
Before long, the Thomas and Arpaio camps will begin their reaction spins.
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