Maricopa County Craziness

Rachel Alexander Files Claim Vs Maricopa County for $67,000 -- the Cost of Legal Fees for Her Appeal of Law-License Suspension; Wilcox Wins $975,000 Settlement

Rachel Alexander, acolyte of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, has filed a notice of claim against Maricopa County for $67,000 to cover the legal fees of the appeal of her law-license suspension.

Alexander, along with Thomas and former deputy county attorney Lisa Aubuchon, was disciplined for their bad ethics in a lengthy legal fight with county officials. Thomas and Aubuchon were disbarred, while Alexander had her license suspended for six months and a day.

Though the suspension went into effect yesterday, Alexander is also requesting a stay on that punishment until her appeal process is exhausted.

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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.