Joe Arpaio's Justice Department Problem Could Cost County Up to $25 Million for His Use of Federal Tax Money

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If a U.S. Senator from Vermont is right, then Maricopa County could be on the hook for repaying up to $25 million in federal taxpayer coin, thanks to the Justice Department's civil-rights case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Senator Patrick Leahy wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, asking whether the government could recover the $25 million in grants the county's received since 2000.

As part of the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, counties are reimbursed for costs related to jailing undocumented immigrants.

Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants Holder's office to find out if that federal grant money was "used in connection with the detention of individuals whose civil rights have been violated," his office explains.

As you may recall, the Justice Department investigation into Arpaio and his office claimed some hardcore racial-profiling tactics, as U.S. Attorney Thomas Perez said Arpaio and his top staff created a "culture" of abusing the rights of Latinos in the county.

Leahy would prefer the federal government not use taxpayer dollars to pay for that.

"In light of the findings in your report, I urge the Department [of Justice] to take all appropriate steps to determine whether taxpayer dollars provided through the SCAAP program have been used in connection with the detention of individuals whose civil rights have been violated," Leahy writes. "If so, I urge you to consider possible remedies including whether that funding can be recovered. In addition, until the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has demonstrated to the Department that it has addressed and corrected the misconduct found by your investigation, I ask what steps the department is taking with respect to current requests for SCAAP funding."

The Justice Department's findings were already enough for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to end the immigration-enforcement partnership between the MCSO and Homeland Security in December, Leahy notes, as the DHS also restricted county employees' access to an information-sharing program.

Read Leahy's letter to Holder below:

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Kevin_4949
Kevin_4949

Part Three.....of Joes Arpiao out of control spending at Taxpayers expense.

The $50 Million in taxpayers fund does not include payments by the county"s insurance company. Those cost are not picked up by the public. But taxpayers are on the hook for the county's insurance deductible. And over the past 10 years, the out of pocket deductible has gone up from $1 million to $5 Million..

WHEN THIS STORY IS FINALLY WRITTEN BY SOME HISTORIAN 10-15 YEARS FROM NOW, THE COST OF JOE ARPAIO TO THE TAXPAYER WILL BE STARTLING. IT WILL BE FAR BEYOND $50 MILLION.

SO TAX PAYERS CAN YOU TELL YOURSELF IS HE WORTH TO KEEP HIM AS A SHERIFF...THEY HAVEN'T EVEN OPEN THE BOOKS YET OF HOW MUCH MORE THERE HAS BEEN SPENDING I MEAN PERSONAL USE....SPENDING.

Kevin_4949
Kevin_4949

Part two Arizona citizens....

The County records, the cases fall into 3 categories..
(1) Personnel related lawsuits account for just over $2 million in costs.
(2) Jail related claims cost the County about $22 million.
(3) The final category, named others, includes lawsuits like ones for civil rights violations. Those cost the county Just over $26 Million.......WOW very true taxpayers.......

These aren't FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS......these are serious lawsuits that involved death, dismemberment, abuse of power...they are very serious cases.

As for example this lawsuit of Charles Agster, a mentally handicapped man who died in jail after being restrained. The result was a $9 million jury verdict.

Another case the biggest settlement involved the death of Scott Nordberg. He also was restrained and died in custody. The case was settled by the county's insurance provider for more than $8 million dollars......

Harry
Harry

JOE- You are makin the LIBERALs REAL MAD- & they are gonna get you good- Holder is Obama's down & dirty man who goes after anyone who challenges Obama's eligibility- You will be SMEARED as a RACIST & RIGHT WINGER- never mind if Obama is the BIGGEST FRAUD in history- PARTY LOYALTY comes before America- 

Kevin_4949
Kevin_4949

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has cost US TAX PAYERS HERE IN ARIZONA MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS...According to Maricopa Risk Management records, almost 6,300 claims and Lawsuits have been filed against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office since he began as sheriff in 1993....
THE COST TO DEFEND THOSE CASES HAS COST US TAX PAYERS MORE THAN $50 MILLION DOLLARS.

To put that into perspective,our investigators also searched Harris County in Texas which includes Houston. Harris County is almost the same size in population to Maricopa County. There are only 283 lawsuits listed under Harris County Sheriffs Office for the same 17 year period. Maricopa has about six times more..

N.
N.

Hey $25 million to cover the costs of the malfeasance of this big fat stupid slob of a sheriff, the clown who helps make Arizona into a national laughing-stock ... no prob.

azbluesgal
azbluesgal

smurf sherif is too dumb to use the correct digit.

Jason Rahall
Jason Rahall

Would be awesome if the old sociopath sheriff has to wear a pink jail costume while on the witness stand.

JesterJackson
JesterJackson

Maricopa County should tax the Sun City crowd to make up the money Arpaio has cost us.

Coz
Coz

You bet, and anyone else that votes for this fool.

scott huminski
scott huminski

Wonder if people in the County Attorney's Office or MCSO have rolled over to avoid prison.  My investigation indicates - yes.

Coz
Coz

Great thought, but they aren't that smart.

scott huminski
scott huminski

2nd Plaintiff files in USA v. ARPAIO, et al.

See Complaint-In-Intervention filed hours after the DOJ complaint on 5/10/2012....

http://www.scribd.com/jarpaio_... 

Notable that the Complaint-In-Intervention is a sworn court filing equivalent to an affidavit.

From my information, there is likely to be federal criminal charges against 10 or more MCSO personnel.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

If there was even one iota of legitimacy to your suit the PNT would be all over it. They make mountains out of mole hills if there is an opportunity to impune the reputation of the MCSO regardless of it's voracity.
The PNT ignoring your story shows even thmorally corrupt cant aid you in providing traction to your idiocy. You have no claim against Maricopa County. You do, however, fit in with the other miscreants who regularly post here. I did notice Lucy came to your defense. Birds of a feather...

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

The MCSO is pretty voracious. One look at David Hendershot suffices to establish that much. Arpaio appears to fit that description, too.

scott huminski
scott huminski

Hmm, Seems like your take on the situation would have been filed by Arpaio by now.  Perhaps you should prepare an affidavit and present it to Arpaio's attorneys for filing in federal court.

Like they say, put up or shut up.  Post your affidavit here concerning your knowledge of the facts of the case.  I have done so under oath.  Waiting...

Put forth your "fact" under oath, or is it true that you have no knowledge of fact related to my claims. Seems like you don't wish to be charged with perjury. Smart choice.

So, an Arpaio supporter refuses to support Arpaio with a sworn affidavit concerning your knowledge of the facts. With a supporter like that, no need for opponents.

Allan Bartlett
Allan Bartlett

but arpieholes fingers up your ass makes you a delight.
fu

Coz
Coz

Come on now YPS, Arpaio has clogged up the judicial system up for years with his BS, why should this guy be any different.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

The only thing I know of your 'case' is what you've linked to. Based on what you've provided alone, you have no case. Stop clogging up the judicial system with this nonsense.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Leahy should've asked Holder when the Justice Department plans on issuing the criminal indictments for the MCSO shurf, Henderbulk, Candy Andy Thomas and Aubuchon.

Coz
Coz

Hey, 10 million here, 20 million there, a hundred million somewhere else, whats another 25 million of the tax payers money to old Bozo Joe Arpaio the clown, it's not his money he continues to flush down the  toilet with his out of control corruption and malfeasance.

Unbelievable...Just keep voting for this POS you fools of Maricopa County, you'll bankrupt Maricopa County yet.

Bobby
Bobby

For a minute there Coz, I thought you were counting the number of foreign nationals, illegally crossing the border. Understand, I got confused when you brought up bankrupting Maricopa County, which is what illegal aliens do. So I guess they have something in common with the Sheriff.

Coz
Coz

You bet they have something in common, they both cost millions and millions of dollars.
One side is just trying to support they're families while the other one is a clown sheriff.

Guest
Guest

Yep, "10 million here, 20 million there, a hundred million somewhere else .....", and pretty soon we're talking about real money!

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

That sounds fair.    We receive our own money and then we have to pay it back.   Why don't they just stick the money up their ass.

azlefty
azlefty

Arizona receives 1.22 for every dollar paid in Federal Taxes  IT'S NOT YOUR MONEY YOU WELFARE QUEEN!

Marcy Fleming
Marcy Fleming

Joe's a great guy, we need him here in Frisco. Too bad you fruiters and beaners don't like him, the rest of us do !

Aznative818
Aznative818

Real lady like Marcy, What else do you use that mouth for?

Tom
Tom

Blow it out your ass you dumb cunt.

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

Yep, dead give away using "frisco" you fool.

The first time I visited SF, I used the term frisco and was immediately informed point blank that they don't use and or appreciate that term for the city.

HELLS ANGELS MC FRISCO
HELLS ANGELS MC FRISCO

  You dont live in Frisco. nobody that lives in SF calls SF Frisco. they call  it SF or the city. your an imposter. if you were really in SF please tell us the local Hells Angels Frisco news today? what Hells Angels Frisco story was in the news today here in SF?

alehound
alehound

“The defendant killed a complete stranger for no reason other than his membership in a rival motorcycle gang,”

david saint
david saint

When arpaio is forced to start paying for his actions instead of tax payers, they will stop. "nuff said". I say we put a vote on it come Nov..whos with me?

the real david saint
the real david saint

 PLEASE quit using my screen name!

david saint
david saint

go bear hug a cactus and come up with your own...what are you an infant?

Bobby
Bobby

Your both losers.

Bnbk
Bnbk

This wanabe comic assumes other peoples screen names just to try to create a response. It is very easy to check who is actually posting,all you have to do is click on the profile and check the activity.

netOG
netOG

Heh, if you haven't figured it out by now, you are encouraging him. In all actuality the very best way to deal with this and just about anyone in life is to ignore them... It eventually makes their efforts fruitless and pisses them off to no end, so you can have the last laugh.

netOG
netOG

Heh, this confirms that you are a wank , a lonely dolt who has time to post idiotic posts attempting to rile others. If anyone let's themselves get angry over your teenage angst behavior which accomplishes nothing, let's people know you can't get laid, than they deserve whatever ego chopping they get. But they way a troll like this works is to go after inexperienced forum posters, it's about as easy as mugging 90 y/o crippled grandmothers.... Anyone can do it but its still not funny, only points to your obvious lack of maturity,as well as evidence that you will most likely be useless to society as this is what you have chosen to achieve... But no skin off my back, you can't rile me and all I have to do is make a post like this which will make a nimrod like you jump and reply, so who is pulling the strings now puppet?

Dubious Achievements
Dubious Achievements

You should have taken you own advice and ignored him yourself you dickhead hypocrite.

Bitch goddess with porn eyes
Bitch goddess with porn eyes

  Can you prove he is a wannabee anything? im sure you canT cause you don't know who the person is at all.

Bnbk
Bnbk

 PLEASE stop using my screen name! I have been using the same name for 15 years so please get a new one.

the real david saint
the real david saint

 go ahead and ignore me I dont care. I noticed you didn't ignore me this time and im 100% sure you wont in the future. its impossible to ignore me I know how to get on peoples nerves and get them all worked up and pissed off over nothing just like I did to you here. lol. the joke is on you.

the real david saint
the real david saint

you did that same joke yesterday. this proves your a loser and you have limted thinking and intelligence and no sense of humor.

Bnbk
Bnbk

No he's a wannabe stand up comic,who uses the PNT blogs to practice his material. People won't attend his shows so this is the only place where he can get his material heard.Going by the number of likes on his comments,he can use all the practice he can get and some new material. He is best ignored.

Truth to Power
Truth to Power

Arpaio doesn't give a shit. It's not his or his agency's money. When the clueless clods at the BoS start realizing the way to reign him in is hold him accountable, the sooner he'll stop acting like a third-world despot and get in line with what he needs to be doing.

This ain't hard, folks.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 Actually, it is hard. Because of Joe's narcissistic personality disorder, he is incapable of admitting any kind of wrongdoing and is therefore, unable to "get in line."

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

Kunasek and Wilson think they need his support in this election year.  Real profiles in courage, Max and Andy. 

TruConserv
TruConserv

Kunasek is a punk.  He was in college.  He is now.

Coz
Coz

To  more POS's that need to be run out of Maricopa County on a Greyhound bus headed to anywhere but there.

Deniseaz
Deniseaz

 Coz .. uhhh please do not pick on Greyhound, they was good at sometime in the past , and there is yet hope for them, but not to take punishment of hauling his rear on their buses .. heck the over load would be too great a risk for the motoring public ,,,

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