The public first saw a transcript of a secret recording made of one of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's staff meetings after New Times published it online.Last week, we noticed that Channel 5 News (KPHO-TV) had obtained the actual audio recording and aired pieces of it in a broadcast. That spurr ... More >>
Nobody likes a snitch, right?Unless the fink's name is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose supporters seem to tolerate all sorts of bad behavior.Arpaio's own employees have had to put up with his tattling on them for years.And we're talking significant betrayals by the sheriff, not minor of ... More >>
Republican AZIRC commissioner Scott Freeman supports Mathis, though the Tea Party wants her removedDespite calls from Tea Party activists and some Republicans for the resignation of Colleen Mathis, chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, both Republican commissioner Scott Fre ... More >>
Dave HendershottFrom what we've seen so far today, the investigative report on allegations against Dave Hendershott, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's former chief deputy, can be summed up with a cliche:
Hendershott lied, cheated, and stole.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office ... More >>
David Hendershott, Arpaio's No. 1 guy, figures large in the Munnell Memo report about to be released.The long-awaited report on the so-called Munnell Memo investigation is complete, but public release of the findings will have to wait, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office says.
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Randy Pullen, former chairman of the state Republican Party, knew the SCA donation was illegally earmarked, sources told state and federal investigators
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lisa Allen was dismayed when she saw the super-sleazy TV ad against her boss' opponent, Da ... More >>
If you read only part of the four large PDFs from the SCA investigative report we posted last night, make sure it's the 65-page transcript of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's July 27, 2009 staff meeting.
We mentioned a couple of the amusing parts of the transcript in posts this morning, ... More >>
We will admit to being a glutton for the sort of details that most people (wisely?) dismiss as boring. And so, while reporting this week's feature on the SCA campaign finance scandal now plaguing the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, we literally spent two days studying Sheriff Joe Arpaio' ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced today he'll take $2,613 out of his $97,000 yearly salary and donate it to "charities" while his employees are forced to take unpaid, two-week furloughs.
In typical self-aggrandizing fashion for the sheriff, the beneficiaries of Arpaio's largess will ... More >>