Sheriff Joe Arpaio Out of the Loop? Deputy Chief Paul Chagolla Finds That "Hard to Believe"

 

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Did Sheriff Arpaio play the king to Hendershott's mesmerizing Jaffar? More likely, as Deputy Chief Paul Chagolla told investigators, Arpaio knew what went on in his office.
​A top aide to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio doesn't believe his boss was "out of the loop" of information in his own office.

The opinion by Deputy Chief Paul Chagolla, made to investigators probing the misconduct allegations of some of Arpaio's other top men, fuels the idea that Arpaio knew more about the corrupt, inner workings of his office than he's letting on. Arpaio's former chief financial officer went on TV news with the revelation that she's been telling Arpaio for years that his use of jail enhancement funds was illegal.

We'd have expected Chagolla, an Arpaio sycophant, to have done a better job protecting his boss. Instead, Chagolla's statements in his interview with investigators back up our theories -- not the position of Arpaio and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu that Arpaio was "deceived."

If Arpaio was fully in "the loop," as Chagolla implies, then at the least, the sheriff was complicit in some of the misconduct because he wasn't ignorant of it.   

Deputy Chief Paul Chagolla finds it "hard to believe" that information was being kept from Arpaio.
​When Babeu's investigators followed up Chagolla's claim, asking him why he thought Arpaio wasn't out of the loop, Chagolla answered that he didn't agree because, "I am aware that the sheriff speaks to his chief deputy and these discussions, whatever they might be, are that from Sheriff to Chief Deputy." 

Quite a few times, Chagolla explained, he was called into meetings that former Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott and Arpaio were having. He'd answer a few of their questions, then leave.

Disappointingly, the investigators didn't prod Chagolla to rake through his memory and help figure out whether any of these meetings concerned the dirty dealings of Arpaio's Maricopa Anti-Corruption Team, the abuse of jail enhancement funds, the SCA campaign finance scam or other potentially criminal issues. Arpaio was never made a target of the investigation, and the 1,021-page investigative summary report admits that -- even though the probe took six months -- "something less than a full-blown investigation" was conducted.

Conversations between Hendershott and Arpaio "occurred on a regular basis and frequently occurred after everybody left the building, so as to whether he's left out of the loop or not, you know, I find that hard to believe."

Hendershott also told investigators that he had near-daily meetings with Arpaio.

Babeu claims his report shows key info was "filtered" through Hendershott.

Putting that idea together with the statements of Chagolla and Hendershott, the frequent meetings between sheriff and chief deputy were either when:

A) Hendershott was mesmerizing the 78-year-old sheriff with convoluted, illogical explanations about what was going on, sort of like when Jaffar zaps the king with his snake staff in Aladdin, or,

B) Hendershott and Arpaio were figuring out how to screw over the public trust and their enemies, while simultaneously covering up their abuses.  

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Fredric L. Rice
Fredric L. Rice

Arpaio is a Christian Republican, a theofascist dog fucker that hates our country -- or so I've heard.

Babeu
Babeu

Stud Paul is so far up Sheriff Joe ass that he has found another home he can live for free. I hope there is room for brother Shaun.  Paul tell everyone about the fundraiser Joe held for you at his house when you ran for sheriff and you never reported the income. Paul, tell everyone that you are so scared about your past, that you have hired Grant Wood to threaten reporters to not to talk to me, your sister Lucy. Also, how you have threatened all family members not to talk to me. You are so sick Paul, that you would rather speak with the brother in the family that molested you and beat your mother than tell the truth of who you are, a scammer, liar and destroyer of people's life. You only care about yourself and you cover up for Sheriff Joe just to use him in the future. You will pay the price for not letting me talk to my mother when she is sick in the hospital. You are a evil person and I will keep speaking the truth. Hire any lawyer you want. I promise you, I will not stop telling the truth until all your dirty secrets come out. Have fun living with your baby brother Shaun. We know how close you have always been. Sheriff Joe must be Jealous  .Any Investigation done by you should be consider corrupt and  just another blow job.

wherewasi
wherewasi

Good morning Friends (and Bobby the Boomerang too if you're around - LOL) 

I am trying to find some information that someone posted out here (I believe it was on a NT article / blog) recently about Arpaio listing on his resume that he had attended a university (implying college education) when in fact he had attended some training seminar that was conducted at the campus.  I'm having a hard time finding it.

Can anyone point me to it or repost it?

Chuckfarley
Chuckfarley

 You might keep in mind that the investigator that did the investigation was not a law enforcement officer and has never been one. He was a paid civilian investigator. He was paid to do a job. He has worked for Babeu ever since Babeu decided that his own internal investigators were not coming to the conclusions that Babeu wanted to hear. Almost every one of those internal investigations by this (and for that matter the IA investigators themselves) has been overturned. The investigator is known for his shoddy investigations and directed case outcomes. There are numerous Pinal County Sheriff's Office employees that have been awarded their jobs back and are on the payroll, but not working because Babeu refuses to be found wrong.

That being said, if you have problems with the findings of the Arpaio investigation, you might look no farther than the investigator himself.

Hock
Hock

What a group of unprofessional, undisciplined, unethical cowards. 

Gerry-c
Gerry-c

Can we really trust Chagolla? He looks like an illegal.

Gerry-c
Gerry-c

I pick B. Arpaio made a career out of lying for his benefit right back to the nickel bag days, the elvis days, the fench connection days.

Why change now?

Coz
Coz

Deputy Chief Paul Chagolla, another ass kissing corrupt piece of shit that belongs in jail. 

wherewasi
wherewasi

It appears that everyone knows that Arpaio absolutely was well aware of what was going on at the MCSO.

Everyone except Babeau, that is.

I think we should whip out some of the old sound bites of Arpaio yapping in front of the cameras.  When he's recorded boasting about his activities, it's hard to then turn around and say he didn't know what was going on.  Case to point:  the Lovejoy deposition.  Just run the loop of him claiming it was one of the hardest decisions he had ever had to make, and then later claiming he had not been involved in the decision.

What an utterly dispicable fruitcake he is! 

Rob
Rob

Babeu may have gone nowhere with Chagolla and that's fine.  I suspect that were Chagolla to have produced time stamped high definition video with Arpaio miked up, it would disappear and Babeu would still consider Arpaio unknowing.

But, I'll bet it will be a nice conversation starter for the Deputy Chief and the US Attorney's office.

Rob
Rob

 Have not read that where....I'd have thought Jason, Coz or Gerry might know if that was so.

You sure your not confusing this with Pearce?  Pearce does list JFK School of Government, Harvard on his CV when in fact, he attended only a seminar.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Liz, I think you were thinking of a post about pearce. Something about having attended Harvard or a similar institution, when in fact it was just a seminar he attended. Probably not graded or even pass/fail... just a seminar. I don't think the FF has reached that far yet, but it's only because he hasn't thought of it.. or needed to...

Jason
Jason

Go to google.com and put Joe Arpaio into the search bar. He has his own WikiPedia page. According to that, at 18, the Senile Spinster enlisted in the Army with a MOS (military operational specialty) of 31B, which is military police. I have not heard where the Rogue Law Dawg went to college. 

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I have never seen that.  If you find something, please post or send it into PNT for evaluation.  I may have an honorary degree from someplace.  He has done a lot of speeches at campuses and has bloviated (S. Lemons word) about his time spent on campuses.  I am not sure I ever heard of a college.

I am curious.

 

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Chuck.  You have my attention.  Now, let's put forth some backup information.  Tell us how you know your information is correct.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 It is amazing how the example from the top percolates down.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Gee, do you think? In many discussions with Joel Fox he didn't seem to think there was a problem with the way MCSO is being run...

Richard
Richard

 That was discriminatory.  As a matter of fact, the promotion without the pay hike was an act of discrimination.  Chagolla should have called the ACLU

Tina
Tina

 That's funny.

Gerry-c
Gerry-c

Sorry...french connection...

vic
vic

 Hmm, seems everyone involved in this story is a piece a shit so far except the"bean counter" as Joe calls her.  Needa a huge broom to clean out the sheriff's dept and the county board as well.  Hey, Brock are you still hanging around too?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 For the record: I had to call and have Coz's wife wake him up to make a comment. He was still sleepy, so he was nicer than normal...

Jason
Jason

Joe has no formal college education. He enlisted in the Army in 1950 with a 31B MOS, which is military police. I also highly doubt Pearce is smart enough to go to college. He too joined the Army to avoid the draft for military service in the Vietnam War.....

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Jason, if you have an alias account please send me a note to: tcniner.guy@gmail.com       I have some feedback for you.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 Well, I can't find it here.  It must have been on azcentral, in which case, a.) I'll never find it, and b.) there's a good chance it was bullshit anyways.

But I'll keep an eye out ...

Jason
Jason

I saw fired Pinal County Sheriff's deputy Louie Puroll the other day at the QuikTrip at Crismon and Southern in Mesa. And he was wearing his Pinal County Sheriff's Office uniform. Apparently, Buffoon really didn't shitcan his ass for those threats made against Rubin.

Also, my sources in North Adams, MA, where Buffoon is from, tell me that he is a failed, disgraced Massachusetts politician. He couldn't even win an election there. Makes you wonder why he left Massachusetts for Arizona..... 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 If memory serves me correctly Chagolla actually filed an EEOC complaint for the lack of pay. I don't know that I ever heard an outcome on that case, however. I doubt it's still pending. He may have been paid from JEF money... but they wouldn't have records of it, I'm sure..

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I agree with you Richard.  I always thought that he got the promotion for ethnic reasons to show that MCSO was not anti-Hispanic.  If he was promoted, they should have paid him appropriately.   I am not making any judgment as to whether he deserved the promotion in this statement.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 It's the first cousin to a little bitty bird found in the Galapagos Islands. It has a small yellow beak and is indigenous to the islands. Many Americans have wandered near and far in search of a fench, but all they can find is a finch. Because, simply, they haven't gone to the Galapagos and walked among the marine iguana just lying there, spitting on one another...

And now you know....

Coz
Coz

LOL...

Shadow Wolf
Shadow Wolf

T.C. that was a good one.  But good ol' Coz is right. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Jason, send a note to my email account so I can get back with you, if you're ok with that.

Jason
Jason

Not sure what you mean Tommy. I used to post here under XSoldier, but, now that Blimpie's been booted, I post using my real first name. 

Jason
Jason

@Coz:@c4c3c17aecc85643c4c9302d3b1e00f1:disqus You're absolutely right Coz. Just look at who Maricopa County voters were stupid enough to elect........And Joe's from Springfield, MA.

Coz
Coz

Because Arizona voters were stupid enough to elect him, that's why he came here.

NorthAdamsReruns
NorthAdamsReruns

During August 2010 in Babeu's funding request to Pinal BOS for his anti-smuggling unit, he asked for 4x4 Tahoes with "wenches." Babeu wouldn't know what to do with a wench or a winch.

As to politics, he spent a term or two on the city council for the smallest municipality in Massachusetts. He ran for mayor twice and lost. With feelings hurt, he moved west and has part of his scoundrel family out here with him. 

As to hiring IRI for the investigation, why did Babeu have to sit in on most of the interviews and why did he have Sgts. Cashman and Hausmann (his two Puroll I.A. investigators) present, too? What a bargain. Or, on-the-job training for the three of them.

Babeu, in your previous "career" at Chandler, were you ever a detective, affiant on a search warrant, ever testify in a felony case, work narcotics or financial crimes, heck, were you even a school resource officer? None of the above. What was your stand on enforcement and day laborers when your were prez of the police association? Things change, don't they?

Babeu, tell us about the complaint you made in 2007 to City of Chandler when a fellow officer asked if "...Pinal County was ready for a gay sheriff."  Tell us about that investigation, how much it cost the city and what the outcome was. Public (CofC) money was spent on it, so let's hear what they got for their money.

We know what Pinal County got for a sheriff.

Finch, fench, winch, wench, whatever.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 The fake alehound isn't smart enough to figure out that he meant "French".

Priceless!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 Thanks for having my back Tommy.  :-)

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