SCA Report Details Depth of Conspiracy Between Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and State GOP; Repubs Took Anti-Dan Saban Ad Material and Dirty Money From Arpaio's Buddies







Randy Pullen, former chairman of the state Republican Party, knew the SCA donation was illegally earmarked, sources told state and federal investigators.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lisa Allen was dismayed when she saw the super-sleazy TV ad against her boss' opponent, Dan Saban, air on September 30, 2008.


She thought the ad, which stated that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's opponent had masturbated on county time and had once been accused of raping his own mother, put the county law enforcement agency in a bad light.


"We just look like scum," Allen told investigators two years ago.


She's sure right about that. But the scumminess goes way beyond the content of a political smear ad.


The recently released SCA report by the state Attorney General's Office exposes evidence of big corruption within both the MCSO and the state Republican Party.


Our previous stories on the secret fund known as "SCA," (Sheriff's Command Association,) detail a conspiracy to launder tens of thousands of dollars from Arpaio's rich supporters and his command staff through the fund. The money was  funneled into the Republican Party, where it was used to pay for an attack ad against Arpaio's opponent in the 2008 election, Dan Saban. The report sheds new light on the scheme to violate campaign laws, while detailing lies and acute memory losses of  key players.







Arpaio's chief deputy, David Hendershott, is suspected of conducting an illegal enterprise and obstruction of justice in the SCA case.

 



Arizona law prohibits contributions to political parties or political action committees that are made in the name of another person or are earmarked toward specific candidates. The maximum contribution to a county candidate in 2008, the year of the election in question, was $390. In that year, corporations weren't allowed to contribute money for the purpose of influencing an election (in 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that corporate money could be used in campaigns).


The report contains strong evidence that those campaign laws were broken by sheriff's officials and representatives of the state Republican Party. Investigators suspect key players of even more. Search warrant returns show that, in addition to campaign violations, Captain Joel Fox is suspected of fraudulent schemes for his role in the SCA, and Chief Deputy David Hendershott is suspected of "illegal conduct of an enterprise and obstructing criminal investigations or prosecutions."


The report states:


* David Hendershott, Arpaio's chief deputy and campaign manager, masterminded the SCA effort and solicited many, if not most, of the secret contributions. A total of $101,500 was raised over two years.


 * Working with another of Joe Arpaio's key confidante's, Larry Black, Hendershott had contributions sent to Black's subordinate, Captain Joel Fox. That way, Hendershott and Black could keep their names out of it. Fox has long maintained that he was the founder and only decision-maker for the SCA fund.


 * During the run-up to the 2008 campaign, Black frequently was seen in his office on the 19th floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Phoenix --  Sheriff's Office headquarters -- working on the material for the planned anti-Saban ad. Lisa Allen saw him looking at a Saban deposition transcript, and Sheriff's Captain Jim Miller told investigators it was common knowledge around the office that he was working on the ad. The Republican Party later used the SCA money to produce an ad based on Black's work.


 * In summer 2008, state Representative Jim Weiers set up a meeting between Black, Fox, and Republican political consultant Chris Baker. We put in a call to Weiers today -- he hasn't called back.


 * After two meetings at restaurants with Black and Fox, Baker received an $80,000 check from the SCA account. He'd later receive another $25,000 check.


 * Baker took the check directly to Randy Pullen, then chair of the state Republican Party. Pullen told an assistant to put the money in the party's state account, despite her protests that the contribution might be improper.


 * The Republican Party used $78,000 of the money to fund an independent expenditure committee, Arizonans for Public Safety, created the day after Pullen received the check.


 * Baker was then employed to work on the anti-Dan Saban ad. He told representatives of Anthem Media, which produced the TV ad, what the ad should say.








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Bruce Ash

 


* The TV ad aired just once, on September 30, 2008. Pullen and other high-ranking Republicans watched the ad while attending an event at John McCain's Phoenix headquarters.


The Party's general counsel, Joe Abate, was present. He told investigators that Pullen told him about "some money given to the party [that] was supposed to be used for a specific purpose, but Joe Abate could not remember what the purpose was. He believed Randy Pullen said the money was earmarked...Upon leaving the meeting, Joe Abate thought that the party may be in some trouble." 


Former state Republican Party chair Mike Hellon, also at the event, asked Pullen why he would create such a "sleazy" ad. He says Pullen responded, "Because there were some supporters of Joe Arpaio who gave us some money, and that is what they wanted us to do with it."


 * Days later, someone tipped Hellon that Bruce Ash, a Republican committeeman, told a Capitol Times reporter that he'd been informed by Randy Pullen that the money would never have been donated if the party hadn't agreed to do the ad. Hellon told state investigators that he phoned Ash "and told him that he had better shup up, because he just told the media that the state party is guilty of a felony."


 * Hellon also described how U.S. Senator Kyl was duped into raising funds to replace the SCA donation, which had to be returned to contributors.


The Republican Party was forced to give back the $105,000 in SCA donations after questions were raised about the anonymous contributors. Legally, it could only accept the donations if the names of the individual contributors were known. But this became a problem for the state party, which had spent the money on negative ads targeting both Dan Saban and Tim Nelson, the opponent of former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.


The Party was "basically broke during the 2008 election cycle," Hellon told investigators. He said Pullen asked Kyl to tap some of his rich contributors "so the party could do a get out the vote campaign."


A fundraising dinner was held for "12 or 15 guys, and somewhere in the range of about $85,000 was raised. Instead of using the money to have a get-out-the-vote effort, Pullen used it to repay the SCA money," Hellon said.


 * The big-money contributors to the SCA, including local developer and Phoenix Coyotes owner Steve Ellman, were also contacted by either Sheriff's Office or party officials and asked to resubmit checks directly to the Republican Party -- which they did.


 * A "day or so" after search warrants were served at the home of Joel Fox, Hendershott visited several subordinates for a chat. Scott Freeman, the office's chief of special operations, recalls that Hendershott wanted to remind Freeman that Hendershott had nothing to do with the SCA fund. "Scott Freeman told Chief Hendershott that was not his recollection," investigator Mike Edwards wrote.


Freeman had been among several deputies asked to contribute to the SCA through payroll deductions. But Freeman let Hendershott know he wasn't going to lie for him. He told his boss that he specifically recalled how Hendershott invited him to contribute, telling him to "contact Larry Black about how to set it up."


 * The AG's office, in a search warrant for Hendershott's e-mails, wrote that Arpaio's second-in-command was suspected of violating campaign laws, obstruction of justice, and running an illegal enterprise.


The FBI, which conducted its own investigation of the MCSO along with AG sleuths, found additional dirt Hendershott in "file reviews and interviews" from other investigations, the SCA report says:








Developer Steve Ellman told another rich guy that their contributions would go to help Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign. Once Fox gave their money to the Republican Party under the mysterious name of "SCA," the contributions became illegal earmarks.

 


* "Per an interview, on or about 10/12/05, David Hendershott made a request of Alltell Rep, Mark Walker, to destroy all cell phone call records because he was concerned that campaign phone calls made from MCSO phones could be tracked," the report states.


Although that pre-dates the SCA mess, the FBI's accusation raises questions about what other kinds of evidence Hendershott or others in his command might have destroyed. As we mentioned in a previous blog, Arpaio's spokeswoman, Lisa Allen, told investigators that when the Sheriff's Office learned it was under investigation, Black had urged her to delete anything on her computer related to the 2008 campaign.


The FBI also accuses Hendershott of ordering a Verizon rep to "write a false document that indicated no bad credit with Verizon in order to facilitate the financing for his home."


The Verizon rep, Dawn Shackner, "later became a civilian employee of MCSO."


We should mention that the SCA report contains no direct evidence that Arpaio knew anything about the scheme. Perhaps Hendershott kept him in the dark intentionally, protecting him from the storm he figured would later come. We can't help but wonder if there was discussion about the SCA within what Sheriff's Office employees called Arpaio's "inner, inner circle," of his closest aides: Hendershott, Black, and Brian Sands.


The scandal essentially began in summer 2006, when Hendershott invited County Elections Director Karen Osborne for an unusual sit-down meeting at a Phoenix CoCo's restaurant.


"We've got big money we can get to out there; there is big money we can bring in to this effort," Hendershott reportedly told Osborne.


By effort, Osborne told investigators, Hendershott meant his intention to "crush" Sheriff Arpaio's competition.


Hendershott wanted to set up a political action committee, but Osborne told him no corporate money could be mixed with the PAC's donations. Corporate money could be given to a "political organization that only focused on issues," she advised.


A few weeks later, Black and Fox set up two political action committees and opened the SCA bank account. The PACs were never used, but the SCA account grew rich.


Hendershott and Black persuaded several high-ranking deputies to contribute, telling them the money would be used to help deputies. The pair also contacted "several rich individuals" and asked them for fat checks.


Ellman, who gave $25,000, told Anchorage businessman Tom Gimple that the contributions would be used to support Sheriff Arpaio. Hendershott began e-mailing Gimple, recommending a donation of $25,000, and telling Gimple how to make out the check and where to send it. (Gimple sort of screwed it up by writing, "Vote for Sheriff Joe Arpaio" on the check, which became a key piece of evidence that the contribution was an illegal earmark.)


One contributor believed she was helping fund a toy drive.


In the months before the election, Hendershott took "weeks" off from work to focus on Arpaio's campaign, which he considered "God's work," according to retired Maricopa Captain Jim Miller, who was interviewed by the FBI.


Miller told investigators that, before the anti-Saban ad was run, Black spent a great deal of time working on it in Arpaio's 19th-floor "video room."


Miller also confessed that it was "common talk/knowledge" around the office that the shady SCA fund "was the method used to 'fund the hit piece on Saban,'" the report states.


Worthy of note: Randy Pullen and Bruce Ash came off as extremely evasive in their interviews. Both suffered acute memory loss at times.









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Captain Jim Miller gave up lots of interesting info to investigators.

By contrast, Pullen's assistant at the time, Amy Lynn Gordon, was much more forthcoming to investigators. The talk around the office was that the SCA money would be used for an ad to help Arpaio, she said.


She said she assumed it would be a negative ad. Politically the campaign did not want its hand on dirty stuff, she said. That would be the job of the party

 


Asked what she understood the purpose of Arizonans for


Public Safety to be when it was first formed, Gordon said it was an independent-expenditure committee to support the sheriff. Asked if it was formed specifically to support the sheriff, she said yes. Asked how she learned that, Gordon said she gleaned it from talking to Sean McCaffrey or Randy Pullen, though she could not remember a specific conversation.


Investigators note that Pullen, in a letter to a state elections investigator, wrote: "In fact, no one at the Party ever had a direct or indirect conversation with any one with or associated with SCA regarding the intended use of the funds."


The fact that Baker, a Republican contract worker, had meetings with SCA organizers Black and Fox, belies Pullen's statement.



SEE OUR OTHER COVERAGE ABOUT THE SCA REPORT:


Read the SCA Report


Tom Horne Defers SCA Investigation


Joel Fox's Laptop had Dan Saban "Timeline" -- and Links to Teen Porn Sites


Joel Fox and Larry Black Love Each Other -- a Lot


Transcript of Secret Recording of '09 Arpaio Staff Meeting Reveals Strategy and "Fun"


Sheriff Messing Around With Lamb?


Hendershott Calls Andrew Thomas an "Idiot" in Recorded Meeting



Also see:


September 17, 2010
Munnell Memo Fleshes Out SCA Scandal


We've written more blog posts and articles about the SCA than we count. Click here for a list of a whole bunch of them.



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Where, where are you tonight? Why did you leave me here all alone? I searched the world over and thought I found true law. Along came Pearce, Thomas and Arpaio and PFFFFT it was gone.

 Saracat
Saracat

This should be enough to flush all the rats out. This is just disgusting and all decent people should be offended.I hope they throw the book at ALL of them.And Sherrif Joe and the others mentioned need to stop throwing around their alleged support of the "rule of law" when it is obvious they do not think it applies to themselves!

Stacy
Stacy

OK.. so when are the indictments?

Coz
Coz

Yea, you sure do Lisa and here's a news flash, you've all looked like scum for many many years and still look like scum today.

>>"We just look like scum," Allen told investigators two years ago.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

I think that the point is made that without the scum ads which were developed with the illegal money collected by the Sheriff and the quid pro quo with the Republican party to accept responsibility for the ad, Sheriff Saban would be prosecuting these ham-handed nudnicks right now.

Ready Kilowatt
Ready Kilowatt

Ellman is bankrupt, and can't pay Glendale, but he can raise money so that idiot Arpaio can launder dirty tricks money. Arpaio needed to work for Nixon, using all his skills.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Dennis Burke, you've had two years and the full resources of the United States Department of Justice. What the *#@* are you waiting for?

Enemy of Evil Bastards
Enemy of Evil Bastards

I hope something happens before the end of the world on May 21, 2011. Then again, maybe that'll be judgement day for all the right-wing scum that is poisoning Arizona. Maybe all those headless bodies that Jan Brewer has seen in Arizona will come to life and scare those saddle bags right off her face. Hey, a free facelist for Jan. I can just see Arpio, Pearce, Hendershott and every other scum-ridden tea-bagger running for their lives in the desert. Justice is finally catching up with them.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Why is it that both the EV Tribune and the AZ Republic are completely ignoring the SCA report?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I have to admit I've held Randy Pullen in significant personal disdain since I became aware of his actions as state chair of the R party and then his driving of the scum ads in the 2008 campaign, followed by his statements about the ads. Then he used Joel Fox as the fall boy and it appears that Mr. Fox to this very day may not realize how Pullen used him.

Should an indictment issue in the name of Randy Pullen I certainly hope to get to see video of the perp walk.... Maybe while in jail he can pull his pud... and no one will care...

Stacy
Stacy

NOTE TO FBI : Has anyone looked into the contributors to Apraio's campaign and favors Arpaio did for 'em? Example.. Danny's Family Carwash has donated to Arpaio.. Arpaio's guys ate and spent lots of money on county credit cards at Barcelona in Scottsdale (owned by Danny's Car Wash) And Arpaio raided the competition ... Lindstrom's and the other Carwash in Peoria. Both were competition for Danny's.

That's just one example of the many... now that we're looking into campaign finance reports.

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Oh man, this shit is hitting the fan. I can't believe that these thugs are finally falling from grace.. Pearce has his own set of problems too.. Pass the popcorn!

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XSoldier

"Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lisa Allen was dismayed when she saw the super-sleazy TV ad against her boss' opponent, Dan Saban, air on September 30, 2008."

Why was Allen dismayed? the ad did its job and got her boss, the Flaccid Fool, re-elected.

"She thought the ad, which stated that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's opponent had masturbated on county time and had once been accused of raping his own mother, put the county law enforcement agency in a bad light."

What puts the MCSO in a bad light is all the rampant corruption emanating out of it. There are professionals at MCSO that do care about the job, the uniform, and the badge.

"We just look like scum," Allen told investigators two years ago.

Note to Lisa: YOU ARE FUCKING SCUM ASSHOLE!!!

* David Hendershott, Arpaio's chief deputy and campaign manager, masterminded the SCA effort and solicited most of the secret contributions. A total of $101,500 was raised over two years.

Henderblimp couldn't manage his own finances. This guy filed bankruptcy 3 times and had state and federal tax liens placed against him.

* Working with another of Joe Arpaio's key confidante's, Larry Black, Hendershott had contributions sent to Black's beloved Boy Friday, Captain Joel Fox. That way, Hendershott and Black could keep their names out of it.

Fox would've been the fall guy anyways if not for Deputy Chief Frank Munnell.

* During the run-up to the 2008 campaign, Black was frequently seen in his office on the 19th floor of the Wells Fargo building downtown Phoenix -- the Sheriff's headquarters -- working on the material for the planned anti-Saban ad. Lisa Allen saw him looking at a Saban deposition transcript, and Sheriff's Captain Jim Miller. told investigators it was common knowledge around the office that he was working on the ad.

Wells Fargo doesn't want Joe & Co. in their building anymore. I read in the Arizona Republic that Wells Fargo offered to waive all termination fees if Joe packed up and left the penthouse suite. Soon enough Joe, soon enough.

* Days later, someone tipped Hellon off to the fact that Bruce Ash, a Republican committeeman, told a Capitol Times reporter that he'd been informed by Randy Pullen that the money would never have been donated if the Party hadn't agreed to do the ad. Hellon told state investigators that he phoned Ash "and told him that he had better shup up, because he just told the media that the state party is guilty of a felony."

Good work, Hellon. trying to cover up a felony. Isn't that accessory before and after the fact? How much was the Arizona Republican Party fined for this fiasco?

* Hellon also told described how U.S. Senator Jon Kyl was duped into raising funds to replace the SCA donation, which had to be returned to contributors.

Has Kyl chatted with Dennis Burke and the FBI about his involvement in all this?

A fundraising dinner was held for "12 or 15 guys, and somewhere in the range of about $85,000 was raised. Instead of using the money to have a get out the vote effort, Pullen used the money to repay the SCA money," Hellon said.

That money needs to be refunded to the contributors, plus interest, damages, and penalties.

* The big-money contributors to the SCA, including local developer and Phoenix Coyotes owner Steve Ellman, were also contacted by either sheriff's office or Party officials and asked to resubmit checks directly to the Republican Party -- which they did.

Why would a local real-estate mogul like Ellman contribute to a sleazy campaign like this? I wonder if Henderblimp intimidated him.....

The FBI also accuses Hendershott of ordering a Verizon rep to "write a false document that indicated no bad credit with Verizon in order to facilitate the financing for his home."

Brady list, anyone?

Yup.

The Verizon rep, Dawn Shackner, "later became a civilian employee of MCSO."

Favor for a favor. Verizon forges documents to help Henderblimp get a home loan, Henderblimp gives Verizon a job at MCSO.

By effort, Osborne told investigators, Hendershott meant his intention to "crush" Sheriff Arpaio's competition.

That means that the Flaccid Fool had intimate knowledge of what was going on. He has never campaigned honestly and never will.

Ellman, who gave $25,000, told Anchorage businessman Tom Gimple that the contributions would be used to support Sheriff Arpaio. Hendershott began e-mailing Gimple, recommending a donation of $25,000, and telling Gimple how to make out the check and where to send it. (Gimple sort of screwed it up by writing "Vote for Sheriff Joe Arpaio" on the check, which became a key piece of evidence that the contribution was an illegal earmark.)

One contributor believed she was helping fund a toy drive.

That sounds about right. At least, coming from the MCSO.

Miller also 'fessed up that it was "common talk/knowledge" around the office that the shady SCA fund "was the method used to 'fund the hit piece on Saban,'" the report states.

Again, that means that the Old Fool knew what the fuck was going on. He was directly involved in his campaign and had intimate knowledge of the ad, its contents, etc.

But we'll add before closing this long blog post out that both Randy Pullen and Bruce Ash came off as extremely evasive in their interviews. Both suffered acute memory loss at times.

Just like their hero, the Flaccid Fool. His Alzheimers' kicks in whenever he smells the press or a TV camera.

By contrast, Pullen's assistant at the time, Amy Lynn Gordon, was much more forthcoming. The talk around the office was that the SCA money would be used for an ad to help Arpaio, she said:

Good job, Ms. Gordon.

She assumed it was going to be a negative ad because the campaign itself can do a nice ad, the campaign does not need an independent expenditure committee.Politically the campaign does not want its hand on the dirty stuff, that would be the job of the party. ...

I asked what her understanding was of the purpose of Arizonans for Public Safety whenit was first formed. Amy Lynn Gordon said it was an independent expenditure committee to support the Sheriff. I asked if it was formed specifically to support the Sheriff, and she said yes. I asked how she learned that. Amy Lynn Gordon said that she got that from talking to Sean McCaffrey or Randy Pullen, though she could not remember a specific conversation.

This statement fucking fully implicates McCaffrey, Pullen and the Arizona Republican Party.

Investigators note that Pullen, in a letter to a state elections investigator, wrote: "In fact, no one at the Party ever had a direct or indirect conversation with any one with or associated with SCA regarding the intended use of the funds."

Bullshit! Pullen and the state Republican Party knew full fucking well what was taking place and did not do a single Goddamn thing about it.

The fact that Baker, a Republican contract worker, had meetings with SCA organizers Black and Fox, belies Pullen's statement.

Wonder what Black and Fox told her about SCA?

* A "day or so" after search warrants were served at the home of Joel Fox, Hendershott visited several subordinates for a chat. Scott Freeman, the office's chief of special operations, recalls that Hendershott wanted to remind Freeman that Hendershott had nothing to do with the SCA fund. "Scott Freeman told Chief Hendershott that was not his recollection," investigator Mike Edwards wrote.

Of course it wasn't his "recollection". Hendy was trying to intimidate Freeman.

Freeman had been among several deputies asked to contribute to the SCA through payroll deductions. But Freeman let Hendershott know he wasn't going to lie for him. He told his boss that he specifically recalled how Hendershott invited him to contribute, telling him to "contact Larry Black about how to set it up."

Good job, Deputy Chief Freeman. Standing up to Henderblimp takes courage. I wonder if Freeman contributed?

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The depth, scope and size of this corruption, is so vast. Its beyond all comprehension. I certainly believe this to be the biggest corruption case of the 21st Century. The disease brought on by arpaio, spreads beyond the MSCO. It penetrated deep into the lexicon of the Republican Party. As Tommy Collins noted before--"a cancer" that was spread by arpaio. It amazes me that his cancerous wrath has infected areas where we thought wouldn't occur--the Verizon Rep. and the Altall person. His cancer is running deep. And it needs to be cut out by the Federals.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Nice pic of the Hendershit. Was he channeling Chris Farley?

Deniseaz
Deniseaz

this one is a more complete listing that was released by the county showing for a trip that was to the same fishing lodge in Alaska 11/1/20065405940001355426LIGNOSKI, KENNETHMCSO20485270326304466870300034Purchasing Card Item(None)MCCLURES RUSTIC RIVERMILE 43 KENAI RIVERSOLDOTNAAK996697299EXTR0000(None)08410700002555075005574345984

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11/1/2006SoldatnaMcClure's Rustic River7/22/1900Lignoskidoes this not look like a blast from the past , recall they charged this trip on the county expsenses as an extrodition . the acconting reports was released a yr or back , by the county .. is this the same trip that every went on ??

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Does the following mean that Arpaio, H-Shott, and others are sanctioning using county payroll dollars to fund campaign activities? That should be one hell of a crime by itself. But alas, it may not even register compared to other corrupt activities.

"During the run-up to the 2008 campaign, Black was frequently seen in his office on the 19th floor of the Wells Fargo building downtown Phoenix -- the Sheriff's headquarters -- working on the material for the planned anti-Saban ad. Lisa Allen saw him looking at a Saban deposition transcript, and Sheriff's Captain Jim Miller. told investigators it was common knowledge around the office that he was working on the ad."

helentroy4
helentroy4

Saban lost, Romley lost. Mission accomplished. And on and on and on. And Arpaio and his storm troopers roll merrily along. Time after time after time they have pulled this shit and it just keeps rolling downhill. And I bet each and every one of them has no problem sleeping at night. I've lost faith in 'the next big thing' being their downfall. It never happens. What makes this any different? Nothing.

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All along in late 2008 they were busy working on smearing "The Lawman" Dan Saban, instead of fighting crime. Crime rates committed by domestic KKKriminals soared to the roof during that time. Placing the heavy burden to local police agencies and stressing out respected LEOs, because arpaio and minions were heavily involved in KKKorruption, political vendettas and smear tactics.

Aryan-zona RepubliKKKan Party, the epitome of organized KKKrime. I seriously think its time for the Feds to take over the operations of the MSCO. Until they clean that place up from head to toe. It can't get any worst than this.

sammy
sammy

But where is Babeu's report. He is covering for his team, if you know what I mean.

Arizona's Politics
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Thanks for laying it out so clearly. I wish it was another April Fools' post, but alas.

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I think Lisa was speaking literally - they are really a bunch of very unattractive people. Between Hendy's huge gut, Lisa's leather face, and Arpaio's OPEC hairdo, they are a scummy looking bunch

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Wait a minute. I think I just read an autobiography co-authored by the Flaccid Fool. He said he was busy making traffic stops on Elvis, killing the French Connection, and working for Nixon, all in the same weekend in different cities and at different times. Wow, now THERE truly is a nickel bagger...

btw: when an autobiography is co-authored does it become a bi-auto-biography, I wonder? So, it appears the whole 'bi' thing really does start at the top...

Stacy
Stacy

I think it has to do with the fact that it has lots of historical information that has to be repeated to many who have not followed this story since the begining.. It can be done, indeed but probably in a series.. very much like the EV Trib did "Reasonable Doubt".. it was a 5-day series... (BTW, That was excellent reporting)

I do hope that the Phoenix New Times receives Pulitzer Prizes for this reporting.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Because the so-called mainstream media is corporate owned and has a vested interest in keeping the sheep docile. The Republic, one a newspaper with stones, now shills for the local power structure. Don Bolles is long dead and if another of his ilk showed up at the Republic, he would be told "perhaps they could use you at the New Times"

Stacy
Stacy

The Kiosk in the jail lobby (estrella, 4th ave, durango) charge a HUGE administrative fee to deposit money into inmates accounts... The guys that own the kiosk business from Texas have both donated to Arpaio's campaign.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Yes the shit is hitting the fan. But soon the fan will be hitting the shit and we will need to make popcorn as we watch the drama. :-)

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

20 years in the making.

In a way it is good that the cancer has metastasized so far and wide. It is more noticeable these days...and much more provable. The big problem is sorting all the evidence to the right crime. Most often there is a crime or a series of crimes and evidence is found for that crime(s). There are so many crimes and so much evidence that have to be put together. They must get it right.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

More like a slab of ribs and a side of corruption.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Sorry...I had a brain cell die about the time I was typing "campaigning" in the first line of my above post. Somehow I typed "sanctioning" instead.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

["It can't get any worst than this."]

Johnny, I used to think that too. But with each passing month I have to retract such thoughts...

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Is Arpaio still wearing his Shara Palin Glasses, or has he switched to pink frames with fairies?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Adrian, I like the OPEC hairdo reference. By the way, have you posted any videos yet on how to get out of shackles and handcuffs using bobby pins or paper clips? Or did someone just leave them off and walk away, for a little 'reward'? Hmmmmm????

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

So true, Mike. Too worried about the bottom line - they're afraid of offending their conservative readership who still think Arpaio's the only doing anything about illegals...

Bolles is rolling over in his grave.

Anon
Anon

Stacy, You're spot-on! Where's the investigation on that? The public has a right to be informed.

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