Lisa Aubuchon Files Appeal of Disbarment Order; Maricopa County Supervisors Mulling Whether Public Should Pay Legal Fees for Possible Appeal of Andrew Thomas and Rachel Alexander

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Lisa Aubuchon has filed an appeal to last week's disbarment order.

Lisa Aubuchon, the former Maricopa deputy county attorney disbarred last week along with her former boss, Andrew Thomas, has filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court.

This afternoon, the county Board of Supervisors is in executive session to decide -- among other things -- whether Thomas and suspended lawyer Rachel Alexander could have any appeals of the disbarment order paid for by the public.

So far, it looks like just Aubuchon has filed an appeal. Her defense is being funded by her Montana lawyer, Ed Moriarity. Documents filed by her on Thursday and released today by the state Supreme Court also ask for an immediate stay of the disbarment order.

Aubuchon argues that there's no need to "protect the public" from her, since she no longer works for the County Attorney's Office. She also says she has "active clients and obligations including pending trials," and therefore her disbarment should be put on hold pending the outcome of the appeal.

 

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Lisa Aubuchon showed up at the job-appeal hearing of Joel Fox, former Sheriff's Office captain, to chat with a lawyer they share, Ed Moriarity.

Aubuchon's motions are signed by her Montana lawyer, Ed Moriarity. That could explain why Aubuchon was at Friday's job-appeal hearing for Joel Fox, former Sheriff's Office captain whom Moriarity also represents.

When we asked her if she was there to support Fox, who's infamous for his role in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's SCA scandal, she just laughed.

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gregg r
gregg r

Poor fat ass what a pathetic looking ass.   The sad thing is this chubby chick is going to spend the rest of her life by herself. no one marries ugly, disgusting women like her.

IndeTruth
IndeTruth

I have no respect for the actions of Ms. Aubuchon but your comments are so vile, juvenile and inappropriate I have no respect for you either.   You don't like what she did?  Fine.  You don't like how she looks?  Grow the hell up.

Slice
Slice

Interesting because she has been happily married for almost 25 years....

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 Gregg,

Your comments strike me as idiotic and carry no weight next to the wrongs that the Bar Panel found her responsible for.  Further, I believe Lisa is married. 

Now if you want to bash her judgment as a lawyer, well I will be first in line to join that party.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I don't know her, but I don't see any value in your personal attack on Ms. Aubuchon. Further, I believe she is married and has been for some time now.

Alison
Alison

You're a sexist pig who probably doesn't even have a high school diploma.  Who do you think you are, criticizing this lawyer who has paid a price she absolutely does not deserve to pay--paid with her career--for doing her job to defend the public interest against the profound corruption of Arizona judges and other public officials? 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 She was disbarred for her own "profound corruption" and for being the lap dog of Thomas and Arpaio.

sven
sven

Questionable judgment of character....to say the least!!!! Let me guess...according to you, Adolf Hitler was a great man? Her own peers telling her she's full of shit, a Bar disciplinary panel analyzing hours of testimony, her own admissions....Give it a rest Lisa, I mean "Alison."

OnlyinArizona
OnlyinArizona

 DEFENDING the PUBLIC against PROFOUND CORRUPTION ALISON?  I think not.  Lisa Aubuchon chose to "put a little fluff above, put a little fluff below" in PROBABLE CAUSE statements.  Many LE officers testified that there was NOT probable cause for her actions, but she raced ahead just the same.  Lisa Aubuchon may not have started out corrupt, but she sure BECAME corrupt working for Thomas.  The public is well served by her disbarment.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Indeed. She said she had worked for former state Attorney General Grant Woods for a time, 5 years, I think she told me.

I wonder what he has to say about all this?

buggerthelawyers
buggerthelawyers

 Funny how everyone else is corrupt except these two people. Really Alison, what are the odds? It's great that you find the courage to defend these two people, but you need to apply some analytical skills, if you have them and understand these two people Thomas and lonely girl couldn't give two shits about corruption. This is about them and if you had crossed them they would have put the hammer down on you in a New York minute. These people are not your buddies nor your heroes. Sad you can't tell the difference.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 Don't recall the name, but for a kid, she did pretty good with the video. 

OnlyinArizona
OnlyinArizona

 Isn't that Aubuchon's daughter?  I remember seeing a video interview of the mother by the daughter...I may be mistaken, but I think Alison was the name.  Anybody remember that video?  The one that was meant to vindicate the mother?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 I'm not a sexist pig but I think the disbarred Ms. Aubuchon - and her also-disbarred former employer Andrew Thomas - are classic examples of people who became drunk on power and abused it. They got exactly what they deserved. And the profound corruption you referred to goes on each day in the governor's office and in the office of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department.

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

Apparently she is still drunk 2 years and I've lost could of how many hearing later.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Tommy, what do you think of the classic Elvis tune "Hound Dog" being used in this case? 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Good thoughts, Mike. Yes, corruption is still alive and well in Maricopa County, as well as the state legislative groups.

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