Image: Channel 12 News screen shotLoretta Barkell, seen here in a May interview with Channel 12 News, was convinced her superiors had bugged her office, newly released records show. Newly released records show a top Arpaio official was convinced her superiors had bugged her office.County obse ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio talked to an investigator for five-and-a-half hours in January. Yet no record of that interview will be released to the public, says the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. The $102,000 bill for the job of rooting out high-level corruption at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office ... More >>
Image: MCSOJeffery Hendershott, who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run, was among several friends and family members hired by MCSO at the request of former Chief Deputy David Hendershott, according to an investigative report.Jeffery Hendershott, the son of former Maricopa ... More >>
Deputy Chief Paul Chagolla is alleged to have threatened a reporter with arrest, and put her baby in CPS custody, all because she did her job. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio won't say whether one of his deputy chiefs, Paul Chagolla, deserves to be investigated for allegedly threatening ... More >>
Fulton Brock and his prison-bound wife are in the market for a prison that offers special visits for "couples."The Chandler Police Department released its notes from telephone calls between Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock and his prison-bound/somewhat-estranged wife, Susan, that too ... More >>
$46K sounds like a steal if Hendy's fired. If not, someone has some 'splainin' to doSo we don't yet have Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's report on his department's investigation into allegations contained in the now infamous Munnell memo, but we do have a bill for services rendered.It totals just ... More >>
Cough up those docs, Joe, or it's Tent City for you, bub. He may think he's answerable to no one, but a Pima County judge has ruled that Sheriff Joe Arpaio cannot thumb his nose at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors when they come calling for financial records and order him to attend a h ... More >>
We recently wrote half-kidding (just half) that Andy Thomas henchwoman deputy county attorney Lisa Aubuchon would be on her way to a new gig with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in no time. Then, late last week, we got word that this failure of a prosecutor had been  ... More >>
Kris Kobach, Arpaio's nativist legal beagle...Kris Kobach, the far right-wing nativist attorney Sheriff Joe Arpaio's hired to train the MCSO in immigration matters, is receiving $300 per hour, plus expenses, including airline tickets to and from Arizona.Though Arpaio's Chief Deputy David Hendershott ... More >>
Image: www.mcso.orgThe sheriff's office depicts a reporter's brain in its "The Truth" Web site feature.. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is concerned that an ABC-15 (KNXV-TV) new director's e-mail means the station might not be "fair and impartial" in his coverage of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. ... More >>
An hour of work this morning produced only scant information about the talks to move Sheriff Joe Arpaio's headquarters out of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Phoenix.Cari Gerchick, spokeswoman for Maricopa County, tells us that Wells Fargo is not evicting the Sheriff's Office from the 18th a ... More >>
Maricopa County Manager David Smith (left) with his attorney Michael Black, outside the federal courthouse in PhoenixThere was a chill, and dare I say it, a thrill in the air for some, on this winter Wednesday morning, the first day of a federal grand jury looking into criminal abuses of power by Sh ... More >>
You'd think that when a scrappy, underdog newspaper publishes a series exposing a local politician's campaign as not merely ineffective, but dangerous, readers would clamor for more.Not in conservative Mesa. And not when the politician is as popular as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was ele ... More >>
Is justice for sale? Ask privileged characters like Jerry Colangelo
It hasn't been cheap keeping the Joe Show aloft. Now, his employees, his inmates and the citizens of Maricopa County are paying the price.
Will county auditors be Arpaio's Waterloo?
A former employee says Maricopa County is better at covering up than cleaning up its environmental hazards. And that could get the county in trouble for financial fraud--again.