Maricopa County will appeal a jury award in the case of a lawyer fired for speaking to the press, ignoring a judge's harsh criticism of the county's actions. Maria Brandon, who worked for the county as a lawyer for more than 30 years, was fired in June 2011 after she angered county officials with a ... More >>
Maricopa County officials violated the rights of a former deputy county attorney by firing her after she spoke to a local newspaper, a federal judge confirms. In an eight-page ruling last week that upholds February's $638,148 jury verdict in the case, U.S District Judge Frederick Martone wrote that ... More >>
Former state Representative Ben Arredondo ended up receiving no prison time for his charges related to his ticket-bribery exchange and scholarship scam.Instead, Arredondo -- a 65-year-old Republican-turned-Democrat who served on the Tempe City Council for 16 years before making it into the state Hou ... More >>
After all that, a federal judge sentenced former state Representative Ben Arredondo yesterday to zero days in jail.This, less than a year after being charged with bribery, extortion, and lying to FBI agents in a ticket-bribery exchange, then eventually pleading guilty to a mail-fraud charges, relate ... More >>
It looks like U.S. District Judge Frederick Martone had some reasons for sparing former state Representative Ben Arredondo from prison on his felony mail-fraud convictions.For one, Martone wouldn't really peg Arredondo as the kind of guy who would use the entrails of hookers as decorations.See also: ... More >>
See also: Tom Liddy was Andrew Kunasek's Deep Throat; County Supervisor Describes Tip on Arpaio/Thomas Plot to Overthrow Board See also: Maria Brandon, Fired Maricopa Civil Attorney, Says County Retaliated Against Her for Defending Sheriff Joe Arpaio Tom Liddy, the son of notorious Watergate crim ... More >>
While recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce was away in D.C. (likely on Judicial Watch's dime) preparing for his big day before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and, later, to hear oral arguments on Senate Bill 1070 before the U.S. Supreme Court, a different court here in Sand Land w ... More >>
This has been a week of good news for Mary Rose Wilcox. She's either received a settlement award of $1 million from Maricopa County, for which she serves as one of five County Supervisors, or she's close to a settlement. The county's not saying which just yet. The rumors of a settlement came a day ... More >>
Image: Giorgio SciorioA federal judge has rejected the request by Michael Salman and his wife to stop the city of Phoenix from hassling him over backyard worship services. A federal judge has slapped down Pastor Michael Salman's request for a restraining order against the city of Phoenix in ... More >>
Paranoia aside, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas just may be targeting you
A landmark Arizona court ruling leads a Mesa woman, her former physician and expert witnesses through a continuing controversy over flashbacks of long-ago sexual abuse.
Conviction of Tovrea heiress hit man upheld by Court
For month after month, Phoenix news reporters repeated a disgruntled secretary's half-baked charges, helping County Attorney Richard Romley discredit a rival in the Attorney General's Office. The same media horde made scarcely a whimper when Romley cover
THEY MET BY ACCIDENT AT SAGURO LAKE. A WEEK LATER, THEY WRER IN JAIL.