Joe Arpaio's Andy Thomas-Like Stooge Bill Montgomery Moves to Silence Mary Rose Wilcox on Melendres

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Bill Montgomery, taking a lesson from former Prince of Darkness and soon-to-be Walmart-greeter Andrew Thomas

In an overt act of intimidation reminiscent of his predecessor -- disbarred, disgraced political pariah Andy Thomas -- Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has moved to silence county Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox in all matters concerning Melendres v. Arpaio before the Board of Supervisors.

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In a letter dated June 6, Montgomery warns Wilcox that she has a conflict of interest in the ACLU's racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which was recently ruled on by U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow.

Snow found that the sheriff's office had engaged in discriminatory policing against Latinos and ordered the MCSO to stop, setting a June 14 hearing for a discussion of how to proceed.

Arpaio's lawyer Tim Casey has indicated that an appeal is in the works, and both Casey and Deputy County Attorney Tom Liddy apparently have met with the Board of Supervisors in executive session, advising them on the case.

Wilcox, the only Democrat, the only woman, and the only Hispanic on the five-member board, is already on the record as being opposed to any funding of an appeal in Melendres by the BOS.

Read County Attorney Bill Montgomery's June 6 letter to Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.

But Montgomery's letter advises Wilcox that she must "refrain from taking part in any further discussions or voting on any issues related to the Melendres lawsuit and/or any possible appeal of the decision."

The missive cites Arizona conflict of interest law, claiming Wilcox has a pecuniary interest in the outcome of Melendres because the settlement of her lawsuit against Arpaio and the county, already approved by the district court, has been appealed by Montgomery to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, at substantial cost to taxpayers, who will have to foot the bill for interest on the nearly $1 million agreement when the high court inevitably upholds the settlement.

Should Wilcox not adhere to Monty's orders, she could be prosecuted under state statute for a class six felony or a class one misdemeanor. If found guilty, she could be forced to forfeit her office..

Ironically, Andy Thomas brought felony conflict of interest charges against Wilcox in 2009 in retaliation for her outspoken stance against Thomas and Arpaio.

Ultimately, those charges were tossed and were part of Thomas' fall and eventual disbarment.

Wilcox slugged back Wednesday afternoon, announcing a legal action against Montgomery in a news conference that included her attorneys from Osborn Maledon, one of them being Colin Campbell, who led the press conference back in 2009 decrying Thomas' charges.


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ConcernedCitizen
ConcernedCitizen

Why is Debra Milke, an INNOCENT woman STILL sitting in prison on death row when the 9th Circuit overturned her conviction and sentence on March 14, 2013?  

pete.clark10
pete.clark10

Hey, how'd that recall work out for you??..LMFAO!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

Come here boi....come here......go,go....attack....attack wilcox....i'll get UR "bacons".....attack wilcox. Predictable move from the RACIST 1, have 2 send his "attack dog" Monty and try to"bite" Mrs. Wicox, get Her out of the way while this matter is ongoing. Meanwhile his master is not carrying his duties and collecting taxpayer's money while sitting on his stinky pampered bonny ass, playing the DRAMA QUEEN saying: "I'm beign descriminated because my age".UNFUCKING BELIEVEABLE.

DNichols
DNichols

"Lap Doggy."

"Stooge" works too.

Montgomery would be concerned about a "Racist", Racial Profiling Sheriff if said Sheriff was not his Master.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Personally I agree with MRW that appealing Judge Snow's decision is a waste of taxpayer money.

MontyPug needs to take ethics classes. Seems he forgot why Candy Andy and the Miscreants were disbarred and had their law licenses suspended.

david_saint01
david_saint01

id say Monty has more of a conflict since arpaio spent 500k helping him get elected. Furthermore, he hasnt shown any instance where he is willing to do his job and go against arpaio. 

Concerned_AZ_Voter
Concerned_AZ_Voter

Why are slightly more than half of the voters in Maricopa County functionally retarded?


robert_graham
robert_graham

She will be silenced alright.  By hook or crook she'll be booted clean out of Maricopa County.  And once she is gone there will never be another Hispanic Democrat on the Board of Supervisors. Just look at how much she has cost the taxpayers with her frivolous lawsuit?  I can hear her now saying WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

Who paid her legal fees when she sued and won $975,000 in federal court?

robert_graham
robert_graham

I see. I read a bit further and I read "..Wilcox, the only Democrat, the only woman, and the only Hispanic on the five-member board, is already on the record as being opposed to any funding of an appeal in Melendres by the BOS.".

Funny, who paid Wilcox's legal fees in her legal battles before?  This article also says that "Wilcox, the only Democrat, the only woman, and the only Hispanic on the five-member board, is already on the record as being opposed to any funding of an appeal in Melendres by the BOS."  There's your answer why she is opposed, because she is a Democrat and a Hispanic. She is a racist.

It's time that Mary Rose Wilcox is recalled and booted out of Maricopa County.  I'll be pusing for a petition to have her recalled shortly.  She is a disgrace to not only Maricopa County but all mankind. Screw the bitch!

 

robert_graham
robert_graham

Now what's the poor old decrepit Mary Rose Wilcox complaining about now?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Seems Monty has a conflict of interest with humanity and should be removed from office.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

so they are saying this case is too similar to Wilcox's, they said the DOJ case was too similar to Wilcox's................um??? dumbass, you are admitting there is a pattern here.........think about it. maybe they can call in Mary Rose as an expert witness since she seems to have so much in common with all these cases about Arpaio?

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

I think its time to get the official BOS video footage of Montgomery at the open meeting of the BOS last january where he carried on babbling about the DOJ lawsuit and also attacked MRW. 

We will see who has a conflict.  Yes, Monty, your previous statements can and will be used against you. Don't believe me? Ask Joe. 

66rock
66rock topcommenter

How much longer will this piece of crap water boy be in office!  When is he up for re-election?

Cozz
Cozz

So in another words, Montgomery is going to continue sucking Arpaio's dick and threaten anyone that gets in his way from getting Arpaio more of the tax payers money to waste fighting a losing battle.

The corruption in Maricopa County just never ends with these assclowns.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest

Seems the expectation is monitor gets appointed. Arpaio has browbeat Bill into an appeal. And Bill knows he is going to get painted as a racist and loose his political carrer just like Andy. I love it.

Cozz
Cozz

@JoeArpaioFan  

Well it sure wasn't you that paid any of the expenses being on welfare.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan LMAO i wish you luck trying to get rid of her...her constituents continue to vote her in, so either you all will have to move to her area or stfu and deal with it! 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYDUCK. Jaffy...jaffy, I'm so tired of UR bullshit, all the time saying that U R going to do this and that, and U never accomplish anything bitch. U R nothing but a SCANDALOUS BITCH, and an IGNORANT ONE as well.

U say U R "PUSING for a petition to have Her recalled shortly". Sounds more like UR PUSSYING to have Her recalled. BTW, the only one that has brought disgrace to the State of AZ. is that fucking CONVICTED RACIST, FUCKING CAMEL NOSE.I bet that His nose could be used as a vacumm to detail cars.

Have U found UR "ILLEGAL" DADDY?. Probably He molested U, 4 U to have so much hate towards them, something like that might've happened. CULO MOJADO.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan 

"Wilcox, the only Democrat, the only woman and the only Hispanic on the five-member board, is already on the record as being opposed to any funding of an appeal in Melendres by the BOS."

Funny, for a liberal Democrat she sure is being conservative with limited taxpayer money. Perhaps you should think (that's already asking too much of you) about what you say BEFORE you open your mouth and spew your crap.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@JoeArpaioFan Since she won her court case, THE TAXPAYERS IN MARICOPA COUNTY WILL PAY HER LEGAL FEES.

More money thrown down the crapper by America's most CORRUPT SHERIFF.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYCULO, BUA HA HA HA HA HA HA, Talking about DECREPIT, that fits perfectly either to the RACIST 1 or UR SLUT MOM.

As far as I know the only one complaining all the time is the CORRUPT POS, whining and bitching, "I'M BEIGN DESCRIMINATED BECAUSE MY AGE" boo fucking hoo, cry me a fucking river. THE OFFICIAL DRAMA QUEEN OF AZ.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Cozz Montgomery is simply telling the truth. I can see that the truth hurts doesn't it?

Cozz
Cozz

@jonnyquest  

Painted ?...That has been clear from the get go about Clown Montgomery.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@truthseekeraz @david_saint01 lol ive been awake for a while..unfortunately, some are just as misguided as the germans were by the Nazi's in their early years...using anger to drive their base, causing them to think with emotion and abandoning all logic 

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan @WhoKnows unfortunately, monty has a clear conflict since he owes arpaio for helping him get elected. We all knew this day would come, and here we are. I say we start a petition, and send it to monty telling HIM to refrain from the case any further. 

Cozz
Cozz

@JoeArpaioFan

You wouldn't know the truth if it hit you in the head 50 times.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@MaskedMagician1967 @david_saint01 hed be stupid if he did, since there is precedence. and being the fact hes considered THEIR lawyer, charging your own client or threatening your own client with charges is about as dumb as it gets, not too mention a conflict of interest. He should recuse himself now and save himself the same embarrassment he gives West Point daily.. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@david_saint01 

David, do you think MontyPug will try any Candy Andy-like tactics (criminal indictments, perp-walks, etc.) on MRW?

If so, I think we need to be prepared to open our wallets even further....

jonnyquest
jonnyquest

Thumbs up is your invitation to come sit in Uncle Bill's lap.

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