"ElectSheriffJoe.com" Unlinked from Arpaio's Campaign Site Following Coverage of SCA Scandal

 

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​They say that the cover-up can often be worse than the crime, and this appears true in the case of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the SCA scandal.

 

In yet another sign that someone working for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, or maybe the big guy himself, wants to erase fingerprints from the dirty campaign-finance scheme, a website mentioned in e-mails between Deputy Chief Larry Black and Captain Joel Fox has been unlinked from Arpaio's campaign site.

Until a few days ago, electsheriffjoe.com brought up the campaign site. Now, mysteriously, the domain name appears dead.

But at least one of Black's domain names, www.sheriffjoegottogo.com, still links to the campaign site -- click on it now to verify, before the Internet gremlin gets this one, too.

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​These sites, along with an e-mail from Fox to Black about one of them, apparently tie Black to the campaign, literally. Domain name records show Black owns the "sheriffjoegottogo.com" site; info about other domains that Black apparently bought have been shielded from public view. 

The connection between the "electionsheriffjoe" domain name and the site became a key piece of evidence in the state Attorney General office's report into alleged crimes by Arpaio's top people, showing clearly that Fox and Black worked on election-related stuff.

Fox previously had claimed, (for example, in this 2009 letter to elections officials) that because his group, the SCA, had not engaged in any political activity and wasn't a political action committee subject to any campaign finance laws.

But in an August 2007 e-mail discovered after a search of Fox's home two years ago, Black sent Fox a list of domain names -- including electsheriffjoe.com -- and Fox replies, "I'm assuming the reelection site would be on electionsheriffjoe ... or do you want it on one of the others?"

The site ended up linked to Sheriff Arpaio's campaign site, sheriffjoe.org -- or was it that sheriffjoe.org, created four months after electsheriffjoe.com, (see screenshots below), was the real campaign site in 2008? Heck if we know.

However, we can tell you that since we published the SCA report online on March 24 and began working on articles about the scandal, something changed on the electsheriffjoe.com site. The site no longer brings up the campaign site. Domain name info shows that the site was updated on March 28.

As New Times readers know, the revealed e-mails between Black and Fox contained more than evidence for criminal investigators. Some e-mails suggested a relationship between the men that went beyond mere friendship.

Read the full story of the SCA scandal and how Black and Fox's love for each played a role in it, all based on the AG's report, in this week's feature article "Love Connection."

 

 

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Concerned Citizen/Taxpayer
Concerned Citizen/Taxpayer

Ray, Outstanding investigative reporting. Credits to your colleagues, Stephen Lemons, Paul Rubin and the owners of Phoenix New Times, who without all of you, the public would remain in the dark. You continue to lead the way and forced the other local media to follow.

Coz
Coz

Bozo Joe Arpaio and his Goons erasing evidence, lying and covering up their corruption ?

Sounds like just another normal day for Bozo Joe Arpaio and the MCSO Goons

lintra3
lintra3

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ExpertShot
ExpertShot

This is the first sign of retreat by the Shurf - go get em boys, we've got em on the run!!!

XSoldier
XSoldier

Maybe he'll try to close up shop because he knows that the state and feds are going to indict him and flee Arizona for Massachusetts, but my sources in Springfield, MA tell me he's not welcome.

Maybe Beijing or Tegucigalpa will take Henderblimp, the Flaccid Fool, Thomas, Aubuchon, Fox, Black, etc.

Former Republican
Former Republican

you forgot rachel alexander, thomas blog queen..

XSoldier
XSoldier

She's included in the etc..... She can blog about how many brown-skinned people are in Beijing or Tegucigalpa.....

Steve Tracy to Ray Stern
Steve Tracy to Ray Stern

Sir,

I have in the past, acknowledged the journalistic efforts of all NT staff, including Mr. King, Mr. Lemons, Mr. Rubin, et al.

And so now to you, sir...... Job well done.

Your cover story in this week's NT left me incredulous, but I've so far not seen the reporting in New Times to even be flawed. For anyone who may not agree, I'll say to them, Sheriff Jose would have destroyed New Times long ago if he could have proven any of their allegations to be false, fabricated and inflammatory.

He cannot.

Corrupt Republican hater cops, married with children, and enjoying the "fruits" of gay love, while saving the day in Louisiana.

A Hollywood screenplay ? No, Just life in Phoenix .

Un-Fucking-Believable.

Former Republican
Former Republican

It's time for these corrupt officials to go to prison like many of the others in their positions, across the country. Why are these Maricopa County officials exempt from indictments?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Because in Arizona - Crime Pays! The bigger the crime, the bigger the payday. Rob a liqour store and go to jail. Own a liquor store and buy "bootleg" liquor to sell and you make a mint. Own a car dealership and pollute the groundwater by having your employees pour hazardous chemicals down the property's "dry well" so you don't have to pay for proper disposal and you won't get dinged at all. Steal a car and you go to jail. Rob a bank at gunpoint, go to jail. Own a bank and steal your depositors' money or illegally foreclose on properties whose mortgage you've bankrolled and you get an award at the next Chamber of Commerce meeting.

It's fucking disgusting!

Former Republican
Former Republican

and you forgot...the lawyers get obscenely rich. Why would they want any change or reform, or to right the wrongs?

Coz
Coz

Arizona is Disgusting.

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