Joel Fox Booted from Maricopa County Sheriff's Office; Arpaio Remains Mum

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Shamed former MCSO Captain Joel Fox was given the heave-ho yesterday.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office confirms to New Times that shamed former Captain Joel Fox has been given the boot following a long-running internal investigation that already has resulted in the resignations of two other top deputies.

Former Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott and Deputy Chief Larry Black -- with whom Fox shared a long-running bromance (read our story on the love birds here) -- resigned in April when Sheriff Joe Arpaio gave them the option of quitting or getting fired.

Arpaio pegged Deputy Chief Mike Olson with the duty of sorting through the allegations made in the now-notorious "Munnell Memo."

The 63-page memo, penned by Deputy Chief Frank Munnell, alleged a culture of corruption, mismanagement, and intimidation at the MCSO -- with Fox, Hendershott, and Black leading the charge.

In a statement provided by the Sheriff's Office, Olson says the following about Fox's termination:

"I was delegated the authority to review this complicated disciplinary case by Sheriff Arpaio due to my impartiality. I have never worked with or for Joel Fox," Olson says. "I was not involved in any aspect of this case prior to this responsibility. After comparing the facts of this case to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office policy, I have determined that termination is the only reasonable disciplinary decision to be made."

See our archives of Fox's misdeeds here.

Arpaio says Fox has can appeal the decision through the Merit Commission -- and, per usual, that's all the sheriff has to say about his three top henchmen leaving the agency in disgrace.

"In an effort to protect the rights of both parties, we cannot provide any additional information until his appeal process is completed," the sheriff says.

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Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Times have changed.  When I was a kid and we pretended to be soldiers, we had to dig a fox-hole.  Larry and Joel play fox-hole without the need for a shovel. 

LaEme
LaEme

Time for Fox to "deep throat" all he knows; and I don't mean in the manner he an Larry Black are used to. 

guest
guest

Babeu will hire him.

Restitutiontouscitizensfirst
Restitutiontouscitizensfirst

"For police and the military, there is the oath:

Arrest rich every rich criminal before you go after poor ones.  If your department, as do most, I have some experience with this, protects powerful criminals, go to the press and keep going.  Do it in secret, steal every document or file you can, tell everything.Set up groups within your own commands that respect the constitution and your oaths.  No more thuggery for banks, no gun seizures, no more harassing low level drug dealers while watching your bosses play golf with the local drug cartel bosses.If in the military, never allow the use of the words, “terrorism” or “Al Qaeda” to be used without pointing out these are wild conspiracy theories.  You have nothing to lose, the military was going to declare you unfit anyway and throw you out without benefits.  They have done this with 26,000 already while denying benefits to 1 million, 500,000 of them those you probably served with."http://www.veteranstoday.com/2...

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I don't view it as being thrown under the bus.  Fox made his bed under the bus.  He has just been escorted to it.  His situation has been manipulated and timed to protect the Sheriff without a doubt. 

DNichols
DNichols

Arpaio is a Professional Corrupt Sheriff, and a True Professional under Oath.

Instead of claiming the fifth Amendment, Arpaio Conveniently can not "Recall"?

He took over six months to cook M.C.S.O. books, and line up his "Fall Guy's" before handing anything over to a Federal Corruption Subpoena!

He now wan'ts every one to see him as the Oblivious Victom/Mother Terressa.

Now he like Shultz,  "Knows Nuhting!"

To: True Justice for All Crooks.

Even if they like to watch full grown men in Pink Panties?

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Is this law Racist? Does it specify brown people?Are the people who agree with this law racist?Are those who want this law enforced racist?The law says nothing of little "brown" people but it explains what is illegal entry. It's not very hard to understand. Why is this law "broken"? Why can it be selectively ignored?Illegal alien includes all people who entered illegally, could be Croation, Russian, Chinese, Irish, Canadians and yes even Mexicans. No one single race or people is referenced in the law. Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who:Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.These people cost Pheonix and surrounding cities hundreds of millions to support the education, health and welfare of these illegal immigrants. A landscape worker paid by cash (no taxes) and his wife (a stay at home mom), have been here for 16 years and had 7 children born in the US. Who do you think paid for her medical bills???Why isn't Obwama dealing with this?

DNichols
DNichols

Dumbodan, Brown, Red, black,White, Purple, we are all People, get it yet?

DNichols
DNichols

Dumbo, Dumbodan, who wan't to hear a Dumbodan?

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Is this law Racist? Does it specify brown people?Are the people who agree with this law racist?Are those who want this law enforced racist?The law says nothing of little "brown" people but it explains what is illegal entry. It's not very hard to understand. Why is this law "broken"? Why can it be selectively ignored?Illegal alien includes all people who entered illegally, could be Croation, Russian, Chinese, Irish, Canadians and yes even Mexicans. No one single race or people is referenced in the law. Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who:Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.These people cost Pheonix and surrounding cities hundreds of millions to support the education, health and welfare of these illegal immigrants. A landscape worker paid by cash (no taxes) and his wife (a stay at home mom), have been here for 16 years and had 7 children born in the US. Who do you think paid for her medical bills???Why isn't Obwama dealing with this?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Dumbodan,    ONCE AGAIN

Is this law racist----YES

Are the people who agree with this law racist---MOST ASSUREDLY

Are the people who want this law enforced racist----SEE ABOVE ANSWER

Does this law specify brown people---NO, THE LAW DOESN'T BUT THE MCSO, AS WELL AS THE BILL'S AUTHOR, AND THE LEGISLATORS WHO VOTED FOR IT, AND THE CRYPTKEEPER WHO SIGNED IT SURE AS HELL DO.

Questions for Dumbodan:

Have you ever had an original thought or is "Cut and Paste" all your feeble mind is capable of?

Why didn't Dickless George "deal with this?

Coz
Coz

Huh ?Here's a clue, the story isn't about immigration dipshit.

Coz
Coz

I'm surprised Bozo Joe can even recall who Fox is.

Nancy S
Nancy S

Why did the other two get the option to resign and Joel didn't? That seems unfair despite what he may have done.

How does that effect retirement, etc,? I just wonder why the other two were treated better.They should have all been fired or given the option to quit.

DNichols
DNichols

I believe it is based on the amount of pay offs they received from the Pink Pantie Queen.

Car_del99
Car_del99

Maybe he gave him the option to " retire " before being fired.. as the other 2 ,so he will get a pension..( maybe the joker didn't say that untill someboody finds out )

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Fired, or resigned, he will still be eligible for his retirement pension. He was fully vested and the fund belongs to him, regardless of why he left employment...

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Fox is protected by the merit system.  Hendershott and Black were not.  For all I know, Fox may have been given the option to resign before, but he would have been nuts to take it.  Presently, he has a chance of staying employed by MCSO.  Not a big one, but he has an appeal left.  If he had resigned a year ago, he would already be gone a year.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

He was on full pay and benefits for an extra year, which gave him time to prepare lawsuits and his appeal. Most agencies would have fired him and then let the appeal process begin. Believe me, the Flaccid Fool is not 'injuring' Fox.... he has protected him from day One and Fox will continue to protect the old man, as well.

At least this way it opens a slot for someone who might actually be a professional to take that position. Sousa is NOT included in that group, however.

wtf
wtf

Another one bites the dust......slowly but surely these idiots in our state are getting rid of themselves with their own stupidity

Here is our idiot list so far:

Andy ThomasLisa AbunchonRachel AlexanderFat HendershottLarry BlackJoel FoxOlivia CortezAnkkkarloSoon(Spencer)

Who is next?PierceArpaioBrewerHorneBabeu

Did I miss anyone???????????????

Marc
Marc

Obama

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

What part of "IN OUR STATE" did you not understand?  idjit.

DNichols
DNichols

Obama has tried to kindly intervene in Arizona's Corrupt Political Cesspool!

Obama needs to stand up for the U.S. Constitution, and drop the Hammer on Corruption in Arizona!

"I don't Recall" is not a True Answer!  It is the Answer of a Trained Crook!

Nancy S
Nancy S

You only prove how screwed up the right is when they bring President Obama into every single damn discussion. Grow up.No wonder our country is in trouble. Stop your hate. It doesn't help our country one bit. This article is SO far removed from the president, only a very odd duck ( being polite) would interject him into the conversation.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Now who is going to lead the Rump Ranger Patrol?  That group has been decimated with Larry and now Joel booted. 

Jason
Jason

I think everyone here knew Captain Fox was goinna get booted.

Fox, now is a really good time to roll on the MCSO shurf. You and Hendy both have enough dirt on the Flaccid Fool to get indictments against the senile old fool. I strongly suggest that you call the AG's and U.S. Attorney's Offices and sing a bird.

Car_del99
Car_del99

 " get indictments against the senile old fool. I strongly suggest that you call the AG's and U.S."or..... GO TO PRISON YOURSELVES...

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

agree.  as fox closes on his appeal process, there is every possibility that criminal investigation will finally take hold and move.

rick the prick
rick the prick

another one bites the dust. i guess Miss. Joe is next

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

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Eleanor
Eleanor

From what I understand he got more than the boot....so to speak. 

Stacy, as for biting his tongue....I understand some like the pain.  It is an endorphin release. 

Wazik
Wazik

It took the threat of a $315,000 fine to get him to squeal before. I wonder what it'll take this time.  Someone should dangle an all expenses paid, week long stay at a hotel suite in New Orleans with Larry Black in front of him.  Spill the beans Joel and that is your prize. 

LaEme
LaEme

Or a backdoor ride by Larry might induce him to cum clean. 

PuddinPie
PuddinPie

Wondered how much he will charge for a mustache ride when he gets to prison?

DNichols
DNichols

He will  probably charge as much or more than Arpaio charged Nugent, Segal, and Ferigno to climb under his desk.

Have any of them surfaced yet?

It is said Arpaio's Celebrity Junior Deputy badges are very hard to earn?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

When asked about Joel Fox, Arpaio could only say "I don't recall".

LaEme
LaEme

No I heard him say, " cute, not to tall and a nice wiggle when he walked".  Oh, shit that was Larry that said that--my bad.

Stacy
Stacy

Interesting that he gets fired.  I was wondering when that was gonna happen.  But now that he's fired, I think its time for Fox to finally tell everything he's been biting his tongue on.  Don't be afraid.. the truth shall set you free.  Besides, might just save you from further harm in  that upcoming indictment.  ROLL OVER ON THEM. THEY DID TO YOU!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Stacy, I've met with Joel and listened to him. Believe me, if he ever once knew the truth he doesn't have a clue now what it might be. He has more stories than Carter has Little Liver Pills.... (if you remember that commercial you also remember black and white TV).

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

And there were only 3 or 4 channels and you actually had to get up to change the channel. Remember the "tube testers" they had in the drugstores?

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Jesus, you two are taking me back, way back. LOL.

Gizzard
Gizzard

More free weiner time with Larry now!

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