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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:02 PM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s top lawyer disbarred, facing criminal charges

Source: Raw Story

They were Republican Arizona’s golden boys, the plain-spoken, get-tough sheriff and his legal and political foil, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and attorney Andrew Thomas. According to a post at Talking Points Memo, Thomas “might have had a bright career in Arizona politics,” but instead is today facing disbarment, criminal charges and professional disgrace.

In his six-year reign as Maricopa County’s top prosecutor, Thomas and Sheriff Arpaio went on a legal rampage against their perceived political enemies, drumming up and pursuing criminal charges that they knew were false, charges that rarely held up under scrutiny. As a result, say investigators, Thomas “undermined the public trust and inflicted great damage to the system of justice. The only way to restore that trust and to repair the damage to the system is to disbar Thomas.”

Those remarks came at the end of a two-month investigation last year that implicated Thomas as well as two aides, Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander, whose law licenses are also in jeopardy. Thomas’s attorneys have called the investigation a partisan witch hunt, even quoting the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” in their final filing on behalf of Thomas in December.

“We found a witch,” they wrote, purportedly speaking as the public officials who filed charges against Thomas, “May we burn her?”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/10/sheriff-joe-arpaios-top-lawyer-facing-disbarment/

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Playinghardball Apr 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #1
WHEN CRABS ROAR Apr 2012 #7
atreides1 Apr 2012 #2
waddirum Apr 2012 #21
Sarah Ibarruri Apr 2012 #3
Bette Noir Apr 2012 #4
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #5
cosmicone Apr 2012 #6
BanTheGOP Apr 2012 #8
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #16
lonestarnot Apr 2012 #22
LynneSin Apr 2012 #9
libodem Apr 2012 #10
libodem Apr 2012 #11
47of74 Apr 2012 #12
database Apr 2012 #13
cstanleytech Apr 2012 #14
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #15
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #17
UTUSN Apr 2012 #18
Uncle Joe Apr 2012 #19
Brigid Apr 2012 #20
hrmjustin Apr 2012 #23

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:06 PM

1. How about that? There is justice, even in Arizona...n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:37 PM

7. Those wheels of justice turn slow

but it was worth the wait.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:21 PM

2. Wonder if Joe is getting nervous now?

Here we have three people who worked with him to go after political opponents, all three have been disbarred, and all three are still facing possible criminal charges.

How do they say it on TV, "the first one to sing, gets the deal"!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 10:02 AM

21. first one on the bus get's the best seat

nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:45 PM

3. Here is the ABA Journal's article, which shows photos of his 2 aides, Lisa and Rachel, whose

licenses are on the line as well.

http://www.abajournal.com/mobile/article/the_prosecutor_on_trial_ex-maricopa_co._atty_faces_disbarment_for_political

Buh-bye Lisa and Rachel! Don't let the door hit your asses on the way out of the legal practice!

And here is Miss Lisa's own website, as she has decided to practice law on her own. ROFL!

http://www.aubuchonlaw.com/

And here, from the BadLawyer website, is a photo of Andrew Thomas, SO smiley before his ass got booted from being able to practice law.

http://badlawyernyc.blogspot.com/2010/09/andrew-thomas-concedes.html

Too-da-loo, a-hole!

No doubt, having been disgraced as dishonest, criminal individuals, they are PERFECTLY suited to join the GOP itself as some of their most admired workers!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:46 PM

4. Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease

let Sheriff Joe be next.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:51 PM

5. Hopefully Joe will see the writing on the wall and retire. But he thinks he is untouchable.

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:29 PM

6. I can't wait to see Arpaio frogmarched wearing pink underwear that he forces on his prisoners n/t

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:05 PM

8. Arpaio needs to be destroyed politically and socially.

 

Arpaio, along with every rethug in AZ, needs to be destroyed through political and societal means.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:18 AM

16. And then we'll have this beautiful state with a population of 12 to use as we see fit. n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:22 PM

22. Suits me just fine! I'll be number 5.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:43 PM

9. When will Arpaio be held accountable for all those kids molested and women abused...

hundreds of cases he failed to investigate.

In Apraio's district if you are an illegal immigrant who doesn't want to be deported - just beat up a woman or molest a child. It seems those are the cases he skips over. I kid you not - just google it.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:13 PM

11. oop wrong thread sorry

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

12. May I say...







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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:58 PM

13. Guess where he went to law school. Harvard. Funny.

 

very detailed article about this in recent ABA Journal

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:22 AM

14. Well I was curios so I checked on Fox News and they are keeping quiet on it.

Not one single story about it which really is hardly surprising because we all know they only would report it if the story was about a democrat.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:15 AM

15. Obviously this is the work of those Communists that Mr. West unearthed!

 

See, they were laying low in AZ until the heat was off and poor Sheriff Joe stumbled onto their rat's nest...

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:41 AM

17. Hopefully they look at DP cases he prosecuted

Hell, look at all of them.

Could you imagine facing charges w/ DP option and this guy is prosecuting you?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:45 AM

18. R#68 & K for, I seldom Rec when something is in this high Rec numbers n/t

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:23 AM

19. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Playinghardball.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:16 PM

20. So when can we expect . . .

The asame treatment for Crazy Sheriff Joe?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:26 PM

23. What a surprise...

...the nazi's lawyers are in trouble.

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