Bill Montgomery's Plot to Silence Mary Rose Wilcox Scores a Win

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Dennis Gilman
Who's afraid of Mary Rose Wilcox? Well, Monty, to begin with...

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's crusade to silence county Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox on the Melendres case scored a win Thursday, with a superior court judge declining to weigh in on Monty's argument that Wilcox has a conflict of interest regarding the federal civil rights lawsuit.

In a minute entry dated August 1, Judge Dean Fink granted the county attorney's motion to dismiss the matter, finding that the court did not have the authority to issue the sort of opinion Wilcox's lawyers were seeking.

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"The Supervisor, through counsel, essentially conceded at oral argument that what the Supervisor is seeking is a contrary opinion to that of the County Attorney in order to make it highly unlikely that a prosecutor would bring criminal charges against the Supervisor," Fink writes.

"But, like the County Attorney's opinion, the Court's opinion would not be binding on any prosecutor. It would be little more than a public relations tool to apply political pressure. Those are not waters into which the Court is inclined to wade."

Monty has warned Wilcox in writing that if she participates in official discussions or votes on whether the county will fund an appeal of a federal judge's decision in Melendres, she will be violating Arizona's conflict of interest statute.

Read Judge Fink's decision to dismiss Wilcox's complaint against Montgomery.

The argument is ludicrous and incorrect, as Wilcox does not benefit financially from Melendres, and benefiting financially is the very definition of a criminal conflict of interest under state law.

Indeed, during oral arguments two weeks ago on Wilcox's complaint, Montgomery's outside counsel Stephen Tully, who is being paid $200-$250 an hour by the taxpayers to do Monty's dirty work, was stymied when he tried to explain Monty's twisted legal reasoning to the judge.

Montgomery's official position is that Wilcox's civil settlement with the county in an unrelated case from the dark days of disbarred ex-county attorney Andy Thomas creates the conflict at hand.

But Fink wasn't buying.


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dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

So who will be charging or arresting Mary Rose? MCSO? Now that will make the news. 

The $975,000 law suit settlement that Montgomery is appealing, the 1/2 million Arpaio spent on Monty to get him elected in 2010 (some of which was ruled as illegal), should be reason enough for normal thinkers to question where the real conflict of interest is. 

afdhm
afdhm

The judge was correct. Monty Pug is throwing a piece of crap in the form of a legal motion at the courts. Now that little legal piece of crap (motion) probably cost Maricopa County taxpayers $7K, but it was thrown and the judge didn't let it stick to the wall.

Now Monty Pug has about 12 business days to develop a new strategy for dealing with the all the shit stuck to his wall, which will fall down on his desk when Ms. Wilcox's attorney files an injunction against Monty Pug.

This is the most expensive fucking soap opera I've ever witnessed. Malfeasance pays should be on the side of every MCSO and MCDA taxpayer purchased vehicle.


dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter


At this point and what we know about this case I am surprised it isn't making National news. 

It's that ugly.


yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Wilcox isn't accustomed to being held accountable to laws that others are espoused to.  She insists those laws don't apply to her because she is female, a Hispanic, a Board of Supervisor, etc etc.

It is refreshing to see a federal judge recognize when they are being made into pawns for politicians and rule accordingly.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks MCSO and MCAO are the ones not accustomed to being held accountable. Thats pretty much a no-brainer that even a cowardly troll as yourself should acknowledge.  It's MCAO and MCSO that needs to stop using their offices and power for political gain. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@ YPS  That might be true if she were, in fact, being held accountable to a law that actually applied instead of the County Attorney trying to use a law that doesn't apply to bully and intimidate her.  I'm not voicing an opinion on her and her prior conduct - that's for a different comment to a different article - I'm just voicing an opinion on the fact that the County Attorney's opinion as to a conflict appears to me to be purely partisan politics and is a disgusting abuse of power.  It may not rise to the level of false and meritless investigations and charges as we saw under the Arpaio/Thomas cabal, but it appears to me to be an abuse of power none the less.  If the County Attorney truly believed that her participation in exec session discussion regarding Melendes was a conflict of interest he sure as hell needs to charge her for her participation in prior discussions or he's become soft on "crime," hasn't he?

That being said, if Wilcox really wanted to stand on principals she would participate in the Melendes discussions anyway and dare the County Attorney to charge her  - she certainly has enough of our money in her bank account ot defend hereself if the County Attorney were to actually have the balls to do so.

TheyCallMeMrTibbs
TheyCallMeMrTibbs

@yourproductsucks "Wilcox isn't accustomed to being held accountable to laws that others are espoused to"

like your boss Joe?

"It is refreshing to see a federal judge recognize when they are being made into pawns for politicians and rule accordingly."

u must be talking about snow in melendres on arpaio. 

judge in this case is a county judge not fed



david_saint01
david_saint01

@yourproductsucks lol we went through this with Candy Andy already though. He cant be the attorney for the supervisors, AND threaten to have her charged! lol hes threatening his OWN client! Fraudulently so i might add. She has the same right to a vote as the ones we all know are in joe and monty pugs laps. The REAL conflict of interest is monty poodles, who was helped by arpaio to win his election. Either they both quit due to conflict, or they both dont..that should be the deal. 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

woman beaters always deflect responsibility on the arresting agency and the charging agency. Hearing you do the same feeds into the stereotype.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@PinkPanther1976

like your boss Joe?

You bet!  I believe all our elected officials should be held accountable.  Don't you?

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@david_saint01 The County Attorney also represents me...until I commit a crime, then they are the agency that prosecutes me. 

Your argument is flawed. 

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks Please stop molesting young children. Just because some are related to you doesn't make it right or legal. Pedophiles, child abusers and murderers always hide their identity just like YPS as they beg for attention (help) because they are typically cowards.  

They are afraid (like you) of being held accountable for there actions and words and become the worst of humans until they can't stand themselves anymore. You surely are on that path.  

Since I can't sue a ghost for libel, you are free to say what you will knowing you are breaking the law.  Its pretty easy to do that when you have ZERO accountability-like you. 

I suppose, if you were a women, you could claim I beat you...in debate, integrity, decency and honesty and every real trait a real human desires and works for. But thats not you now is it? You aren't capable of being responsible for the pathetic troll you created as YPS.  The thing is Karma has a way of dealing with creeps like you.  I don't have to do a thing.  

Thanks for reminding me to turn off auto reply. I have no desire to communicate with a child molesting coward like you  on-line or anywhere.  Hope you are caught soon by a real law enforcement agency.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@YPS  And thanks for sharing yours.  Just so you don't miss my point - I'm not a big fan of Mary Rose Wilcox and what appears to be her own set of issues, and I don't want to give the impression that I'm defending her - because I'm not - when I criticize the County Attorney and his conduct here.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@yourproductsucks So when are the detention officers who MURDERED Marty Attencio going to be held accountable? 


Once again I ask you YPS,

What kind of officer or deputy with even an iota of personal integrity would work for an organization headed by a corrupt son of a bitch like Arpaio?

david_saint01
david_saint01

@yourproductsucks my point being MCSO Has NEVER been held accountable, FOR ANYTHING. You are usually honest though in your opinions, and im sure you arent alone. But all the guard involved deaths, the malfeasance of funds, etc never being investigated properly gives me reason for serious skepticism about accountability with MCSO

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@david_saint01 ok?  Your point being?  There are plenty of examples of how Arpaio has avoided accountability.  It doesn't negate the need for accountability simply because it has previously been non-existant.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@david_saint01 Fair enough.  Getting ahead of the argument, eh?

I'd still argue that Montgomery has the authority to pursue charges against a County employee, regardless of their position within the County organization.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@yourproductsucks @david_saint01 no, hes making an opinion against his OWN client, and threatening her if she doesnt abide by HIS opinion. By proxy, if she is conflicted due to a law suit with no bearing on this particular case, then so is he since he accepted help in his election from "the accused". 

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