Lisa Aubuchon Didn't File Motion to Stay in Appeal to Get Prosecutor Job Back -- We Screwed Up

Sorry, Lisa Aubuchon.

Yesterday, we published a blog post stating -- incorrectly, it turns out -- that Aubuchon had filed a motion to stay her appeal to get her job back as a Maricopa deputy county attorney. We compounded the mistake by suggesting Aubuchon thought she might be disbarred when a State Bar disciplinary panel makes its decision on her potential punishment.

But she's the plaintiff in the Maricopa Merit Commission job-appeal proceedings, not the defendant, like we thought -- and it was the defendant (Maricopa County) that filed the motion to stay the proceedings.

In fact, (as we've now learned), Aubuchon and her attorney, Ed Moriarity, opposed the motion to stay, which implies Aubuchon does think she'll still have a law license if and when the Merit Commission decides to put her back on the job. Moriarity informed us of the error this afternoon and asked us to retract the earlier article, which we did.

We regret the error.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.