Bill Montgomery's Ex-Ally Chris Simcox May Score Plea Deal in Child Molestation Case

In a 2006 interview with Fox News' Alan Colmes and Sean Hannity, Simcox seems to indicate as much, telling the hosts that "less than 10 minutes ago" his minutemen, including "Don Goldwater and Bill Montgomery, the next governor and attorney general of Arizona," had "rescued" nine people in the desert.

Erstwhile Republican gubernatorial candidate Len Munsil also mentions the Montgomery-Simcox-minuteman connection in a 2006 blog post.

Munsil writes:

"Bill Montgomery, our Republican attorney general candidate, was with Don when the two of them met Chris Simcox and pulled a shift with the Minutemen for the very first time - in October 2005, less than one year ago!"

I asked Montgomery's flack Jerry Cobb if Montgomery had ever been a minuteman or been out on minuteman patrols, hunting for migrants in the desert.

Cobb did not respond to this inquiry.

Interestingly, Montgomery is joined at the hip to Simcox's former employer, Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey, owner of the Scottsdale company iMemories, where Simcox worked until a few days before his arrest.

The business has declined to say exactly what Simcox's job duties were, but it claims these did not include viewing the family photos and videos that iMemories converts to digital files for customers.

Ducey, a Republican, has announced his exploratory committee for an anticipated 2014 run for governor. He recently released a list of policy advisers, headed by former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. Montgomery is one of them.

This, as Montgomery's office prosecutes Simcox for child molestation. At least, one hopes it will. Though after today's proceedings, I am unsure to what degree Simcox will face judgement for what he is alleged to have done to these little children.

Addendum: I should mention that this is not Montgomery's only link to the minutemen or to right-wing extremists. In 2010, when Monty was running for county attorney, he appeared at a Tea Party rally at the ranch of racist anti-Semite minuteman Glenn Spencer, who once played host to kid-killing minutewoman Shawna Forde.

Forde, who is now on Arizona's death row for her part in a murderous 2009 home-invasion in Arivaca, was actually taken into custody by the feds right outside Spencer's ranch. Below is a YouTube video of Monty's rabble-rousing speech.


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Terry
Terry

First of all you have to wonder what his X is with the creep that used to be the State director of the AZ Minutemen, Hes is just as hateful toward C Simcox as she is.  You all may want to hold your tongue and not bare a false witness till this is over and afford him the better part of the doubt. it could be you or me next for something that may or may not be true. This web site seems to lean toward hate and spite anyway, but it is at least reporting something.

ozgur.aksoy
ozgur.aksoy

And if he does not receive life, any time Simcox draws on the separate counts would have to be served consecutively. The possible sentencing range for one count is 13 to 27 years.  fidan satışı

boomie99
boomie99

No one can get justice for those victims now.  No matter what sentence they pass down on Simcox, the little ones will live with his crimes for the rest of their lives. 

Chester
Chester

Right on Montgomery, "No Amnesty" for Hispanic Mothers, but "Amnesty" for your Child Molesting Minute Man Pal.

Hey Bill, Mary Moppets says they have your kindergarden age date ready too!

To: Corruption in Arizona, keep up the good work Montgomery.

alwesley
alwesley

Montgomery is fighting to stop Mary Rose from weighing in on Melendrez when she had no stake in it but is offering a plea deal to a child molester friend. He should have another office prosecute this case. Obvious.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Those making negative comments reference a possible plea deal without even knowing what is being offered is ridiculous.  

enigma9000aa
enigma9000aa

Arpaio fails to investigate 400 cases of child molestation, and now his pal Simcox might get off the hook? Curious coincidence!

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

This is a non-story as it is MCAO policy to offer plea deals prior in order to secure convictions and avoid trial costs.  

Nice spin, however, Mr Lemons.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

MontyPug was a DCA at the time, so I wonder if Candy Andy Thomas and the narcissistic old man had anything to do with MontyPug's decision to attend a Minuteman patrol with a child molester.

Also, does MontyPug even know what the definition of Minuteman is? It comes from the hateful old man's home state of Massachusetts and it stems from the Revolutionary War and the average citizen being ready, willing and able to defend his home, his state and his country in a minute.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

This shouldn't come as a surprise at all. since the MASTER RACIST seems 2 love child molesters, what can B expected from his LAP DOG MONTY. That makes me wonder if they could have a "DARK SIDE"...U know...there could B D posibility of beign pedophiles themselves.That could explain a lot, like the uninvestigated sexual assault cases from El Mirage.

dave.muckey
dave.muckey

I'm OK with a deal, as long as chemical castration is included.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

I'm betting there is a whole network of these right-wing conservative religious types that go on child-prostitution junkets and Simcox was one of the organizers.  Remember the Keating Five?  Yeah, their leader was the foremost collector of pornography in the world, Charles Keating.  He formed the Citizens for Decency which was a pious cover for his neferious dealings with people in power. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keating_five

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Will Monty have the presence of mind to hand the case off to another County Attorney? He had better, it seems to me.

Cris Cross
Cris Cross

He will get off like all rich people do.

toersbijnsc
toersbijnsc

A deal with a sex molester - makes you wonder where the MCA conscience is on the protection of our kids. maybe they feel sorry for him and are forgetting the victims.. corruptive practices to protect their own? Is this the Arizona we are proud of? I don't know about you but this is disgusting and shameful conduct on behalf of our public safety protectors.

Vicky Pettit
Vicky Pettit

No question he's a scum and most conservatives think the minute men are crazy. AND he would still be a scum without a connection to Bill Montgomery.

Pj Murphy de Galicia
Pj Murphy de Galicia

not sure but not a great bunch to be associated with. these minute men are nimrods and this guy is the worst

Vicky Pettit
Vicky Pettit

So is the implication here that Bill Montgomery knew about this and covered it up or whaT?

marcy
marcy

Monty cuts deals with child molesters because he wants to focus his time on keeping people washing cars in jail.

teknik
teknik

the aristocrats!

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Hope the  victims can get justice.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

Bill Montgomery,

When you read this (and we know you will) - don't you think you have a "conflict of interest" in this case? 

You offer a scumbag like Simcox a plea deal and over-charge undocumented parents for working with every posable thing you can throw at them. 

You threaten to file charges on a female, Latina County Supervisor if she trys to do her job and can't see the irony of you involved in helping a child moelsting pal of yours beat the rap? 

You are a disgusting human being. 

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Should be interesting to see how Montgomery treats one of his butt buddies....we'll see if there's any justice in this cesspool called Maricopa County on this.

boomie99
boomie99

@truthseekeraz  They are concerned for their safety, I know that to be a fact.  He is a horrible person and you are right, he deserves several life sentences but do you think that with his connections that they will do anything right in this case.

boomie99
boomie99

@Terry He is guilty of what he is accused of and I feel for those little ones.  He will get the plea deal and I hope his ego doesn't let him accept it cause I would love to see this go to trial.  I will sit right there in the front row and watch his squirm. I do not speak from speculation.  And he is a creep.


yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@alwesley Our esteemed Attorney General Eric Holder has provided many an example where being the head of a department is not necessarily congruent with Conflicts of Interest regarding the entire agency.

enigma9000aa
enigma9000aa

@yourproductsucks 

Guess time will tell, but Chris Simcox has been in the news a lot he was accused not long ago of threatening his estranged wife and her new lover a bounty hunter, guess he is a minute man in some folks eyes and a two minute man in his estranged wife's eyes! Now he has resorted to little girls!

inkill
inkill

@ConcernedCitizenAZ  Not sure what you mean by 'those who are innocent go to trial'... Was that a sweeping generalization?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@toersbijnsc What conscience? If Monty had a conscience, Dishwasher Joe would have been wearing his own pink underwear long ago.

pszymeczek
pszymeczek

@Vicky Pettit As I understand it, the implication is that, while Montgomery may not have known about it before, now that it has come out, Montgomery, as Simcox's good friend, will try to sweep it under the rug and let the scumwaffle that Simcox is  fundamentally get away with at least three felonies.

boomie99
boomie99

@FRONTERA Justice, one could only hope  but the crime will never leave them untouched.  This is such a horrible thing that was done to innocent children.  I am sad with that knowing it will be unforgettable to the innocent.  I wish for him to get the book thrown at him but with his buddies in the police, HE will get off scott free and his victims will live with this forever. 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@FRONTERA This is Maricopa county, we don't need no stinkin justice around here.

boomie99
boomie99

@dennis20   He is a disgusting human being and this plea deal is so wrong.  I am sure that there will be other suits filed in this, I dont think that this will be the last we hear of this behavior.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@dennis20 Well said Dennis. SOP in Maricopa County where you have,both the CA and the County Shurf putting a low priority on going after sex crimes. I want to know where the hell is the rest of the media ? Why aren't they covering this? If this does happen we should make a concerted effort to bring this back up to the voters come election time.

inkill
inkill

@yourproductsucks Chris's Ex-Wife was never 'with' the bounty hunter. That was an accusation Chris made alongside many other people he accused her of cheating with. None of which proved to be true. BTW: What is your source on that?


toersbijnsc
toersbijnsc

@shadeaux14 @toersbijnsc I was speaking optimistically which was foolish on my part ~ a part of me always hopes the good things in people lets them do the right thing but in this case, you are right... I must have had a lapse of reality when I wrote that.. thanks for putting me straight. Now don't I look like a fool? The reality is that their rule of law and moral standards are created to suit their own not that of the public or even the kids that were violated by this monster.. He got caught doing some things but I am sure not of all the perverted things he has done as a sex offender. Speaking from my experience working with SO's in prison, they only get caught doing a fraction of the harm to children actually reported. Wonder if they take that into consideration when they plea on this matter? I doubt it ~ in that case they are sex molester enablers and that is just as bad.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@yourproductsucks, after reading UR posts, it seems  that UR position is in favor of the child molester Simcox 4 him 2 get a deal, when none should B offered; by offering a deal, some of the charges have 2 B dropped,  ergo, justice will B denied 4 some of D victims. I guess U just follow UR boss's actions when it comes 2 child molesters...give them a break 

TheyCallMeMrTibbs
TheyCallMeMrTibbs

@yourproductsucks @PinkPanther1976 I do, but most of these cases fly under the radar, unless it's one of those "high school teacher screws student" ones. this simcox deal, everyone will know about, and it won't look good for Bill.

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