Arpaio's Office Ordered to Pay $94,000 in Legal Fees Following Record-Shredding Spree

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Shredding documents requested in a racial-profiling lawsuit will cost Arpaio (well, a county insurance company) $94,000 in legal fees.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio learned today that shredding evidence doesn't always come cheap:

A federal judge ordered the sheriff's office to pay $94,000 in legal fees related to a 2009 record-destroying spree carried out by Arpaio's anti-illegal-immigrant squads.

Lawyers in a federal suit that accuses Arpaio's shop of racial profiling argued that they were owed big money because of the extra work that had to be done following the admission by deputies that they'd shredded info sheets immediately following the controversial immigration sweeps.

Arpaio likely figures the money -- which the county's insurance company will pay -- is well-spent.

If the "stat sheets" kept by deputies during the sweeps for illegal immigrant not been shredded, proof of racial profiling could have been exposed as early as 2008, before Arpaio was re-elected for the fifth time.


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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High SchoolThis young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

So, let him pay it.   That would end this practice in a heart beat.    Oh, wait...the criminals who run this country passed laws that say they're immune.    That sounds fair to me, they're alot smarter than us.   Or maybe because they have the police and military under their authority that they can get away with it.   That's it!    I figured it out!    Now I'm smart too.

Johnwphx
Johnwphx

It's only a matter of time before someone actually decides to arrest the joke for his illegal activities (what part of "illegal" does he not understand), instead of punishing the taxpayers for his actions.

Jason
Jason

Why am I not surpried by this latest round of MCSO bullshit?

I personally believe that the Ancient Asshole of MCSO needs to pay these fees out of his own fucking pocket. This is ridiculous.

Ross
Ross

Not that the New Times is any worse at fact checking than the Republic, but the money is not coming from the county's insurance company. 

Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Justin Griffin said the money will come from the county's self-insurance pool.

Self-insurance means that you don't buy insurance -- you set money aside to pay claims, at least up to a certain amount.

helentroy4
helentroy4

Why a fine that ends up costing the taxpayers? Why not an arrest for criminal activity and interfering with a federal investigation?

helentroy4
helentroy4

Wonder if the set aside money is a part of the 100 million that the sheriff's office has been found to have amassed illegally?

"at least up to a certain amount." Seems to me that that 'certain amount' could have run out years ago.

"self insurance pool" - I thought that was Arpaio's hit list, not money.

Please don't tell the taxpayers that you are self insured. My next question would be where does that money come from? And if there is a big pool of money, why aren't the taxpayers being paid back toward the 100 million that they've absconded with?

My ma used to call it "rob Peter to pay Paul."

Ross
Ross

==Seems to me that that 'certain amount' could have run out years ago.==

Unfortunately, it's per-occurrence, not per-asshole.

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