The mother of a man who died last year in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Towers Jail has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit. Felix Martinez-Torres, was 47 years old when he was found unconscious in a cell on October 6, 2013, and he was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a hospital. A statement released ... More >>
Charles H Keating Jr. is remembered not only as the most notorious figure of the savings & loan crisis that swept the nation in the late 1980s - and as the namesake of the infamous Keating Five political scandal - but also as the fraudster whose techniques were replicated by those who helped trigg ... More >>
Six lawyers fired by Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles are satisfied with Voyles' public "clarification" of a news release that dissed them, their lawyer says. Michael Manning, the lawyer representing the six former Pinal prosecutors, tells New Times that his clients were "never in it for the mone ... More >>
Phoenix Police Officer Richard ChrismanCharged with assault and currently free on bail, the Phoenix police officer who fatally shot an unarmed domestic violence suspect -- and his dog -- will be in court this morning to be arraigned on new charges.Officer Richard Chrisman will be arraigned on cha ... More >>
Susan SchuermanSusan Schuerman, a 23-year employee of Maricopa County and secretary to Supervisor Don Stapley, has filed a notice of claim with the county, the first step to a lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.The claim, filed by attorney Michael Ma ... More >>
Deputy County Manager Sandi Wilson wants an apology.Here's a new one.Deputy County Manager Sandi Wilson has filed a notice of claim against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former county attorney Andrew Thomas. But she's not asking for big bucks.She simply wants a written apology.Wilson, a 17-year county e ... More >>
Judge Gary Donahoe wants $4.75 from the county, alleging abuse of power in the bogus prosecution against him.Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe filed a $4.75 million claim against the county for alleged abuse of power by former County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sherif ... More >>
www.kpho.comSheriff Arpaio's spokeswoman Lisa Allen was among those who testified last week before a grand jury looking into potential abuses by her boss Will the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors "contempt hearing" planned for May 24 really be the first step in the jailing of Sheriff Joe ... More >>
Judge Gary Donahoe: Gettin' ready to sueIn preparation of filing a legal claim, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe is demanding that county officials preserve all evidence related to the investigation against him. A letter from Michael Manning, the local lawyer Donahoe ... More >>
Just read a pretty detailed piece in the American Bar Journal about the crazy goings-on in our county -- you know, the Joe Arpaio/Andy Thomas vs. Everyone Else show. It's called "The Maricopa Courthouse War -- An Arizona Showdown Over Populist Politics, Abuse of Power, and P ... More >>
Bandit, the $350,000 wonder dog...Squirm though he will, Sheriff Joe is still on the legal chopping block for violating the civil rights of Sgt. Thomas Lovejoy, the Chandler cop Arpaio had arrested and dragged through court on a bogus claim of animal cruelty. This, in the heat-related death of Lovej ... More >>
Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox is a political victim and innocent of the crimes alleged in last week's indictment, her lawyer said today in a news conference. He's at least half right. Image: Ray Stern Earl Wilcox, Mary Rose Wilcox and Colin Campbell. &nbs ... More >>
Deputies seized general computer equipment at Chicanos Por La Causa's Phoenix headquarters, in addition to paperwork related to an indicted County Supervisor, records show. Search warrant returns reviewed by New Times back up claims by the social service agency's representatives of a fishing e ... More >>
courtesy of CNN Attorney Michael C. ManningMichael Manning, the lawyer who's made a mint suing Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other local miscreants, has decided not to run for Arizona Attorney General, after all.Turns out too many people are dependent on Manning's rainmaking skills for him to lea ... More >>
A homeowner who was holding an intruder at gunpoint just before a Phoenix cop shot him multiple times is seeking at least $5.75 million from the city for himself and his family. Tony Arambula, 35, still suffers pain and will require several more surgeries following the Septembe ... More >>
Eddie Basha supports Sheriff Joe. Wonder how the Valley's Hispanics like them frijoles? The unions are gonna love this one. Financial statements are out for the 2008 Maricopa County Sheriff's race, and guess who lent a smidgen of his largesse to the over $300,000 Sheriff Joe Arpaio's raised so far ... More >>
This vigilant vulture crafts a Christmas card to Sheriff Joe, as the Pinal County Attorney's Office threatens to seek a felony indictment against New Times
A federal jury returned a $9 million verdict against Maricopa County in still another jailhouse death
Felon, swindler, liar, sleaze, pant-load. The many faces of Fife Symington
What Would Jesus Do?
Has ex-governor J. Fife Symington III gotten his just desserts?
Two Phoenix attorneys who tried to heal the Catholic Church are punished with the threat of a lawsuit
The Spike introduces you to defectors from the journalistic trade
If Joe Arpaio runs for governor, he'll win if people forget he's a madman
SunCor filed a lawsuit, and wound up getting slapped with a $28.6 million jury verdict
Federal judge rules Fife Symington must repay millions to pension funds
The short life and times of Johnny Jardine, Part 2
The short life and times of Johnny Jardine, Part 1
Ex-governor Symington seems blissful despite the damning evidence that mounts at his bankruptcy trial. What's up his sleeve?
Bill Dereschuk is one pensioner who wants Symington to prevail in his bankruptcy case
Dick Berry claims his bankruptcy services are cheaper than an attorney's, and just as effective. While court officials and many customers agree it's a scam conceived by white-collar felons, those who would shut him down are discovering they don't know Dic
The expose told of a newly discovered "confidential settlement" that has an impact on Symington's bankruptcy case. But the Republic itself had reported the settlement--in 1994.
How Governor Symington misused state resources to further the cross-border business interests of his friends and family.
State Bar asks retired judge to probe its executive director
Fighting a legal war on multiple fronts, Symington and his attorneys turn to a time-honored tactic: stonewalling
Forced to explain his creative accounting practices, the governor steps through the looking glass
The governor's lawyer explains when it's okay to tell a lender you're worth millions when you're actually broke
Symington's conflicting financial statements provide creditors with plenty of ammo
Washington to decide Fife's fate in next six weeks