Maricopa County Craziness

Morning Poll: Should County Continue to Pay for Andrew Thomas Defense?

Shamed former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas' strategy for his upcoming state Bar ethics hearing is becoming clear: he's going to attempt to vindicate himself by trashing County Supervisor Don Stapley.

County sources tell New Times Thomas' attorney, Don Wilson, has subpoenaed Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores, asking that she turn over boxes of documents used in her investigation into the county supervisor.

From what we're told, it's a lot of documents -- which translates into a lot of billable hours for Thomas' attorney.

Thomas' legal defense is being funded by taxpayers, so what does he care if his lawyers spend hours thumbing through the documents.

Thomas already has ripped through at least $86,000 of that money, and a hearing date hasn't even been set -- and he wants more.

We want to know what you think: should taxpayers continue to pick up the tab for Thomas' defense?

Cast your vote below.

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