Pinal County Supervisor Hired "Friend" Who Was on the County's "Do Not Hire" List

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Sheriff Paul Babeu's Facebook page
Babeu and Chase filing her signatures in May 2012 for Pinal County supervisor
We came across an interesting story at trivalleycentral.com about a "friend" of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and his minions getting hired to a swell-paying job -- even though he'd been placed on the county's "do not hire" list.

Reporter Adam Guab wrote that Manuel Vega, 24, was on that list, but District 2 Republican Supervisor Cheryl Chase hired him as her assistant anyway.

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Chase made a request to her former boss -- Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu -- to reconsider the hiring status for Vega, who had resigned abruptly from the Sheriff's Office in 2010 after having been caught lying about his work experience in an interview for a higher position in the agency, Guab reported.

Babeu orchestrated Vega's rehiring -- despite county records indicating that he was dishonest -- by announcing that county officials found "merit" to his appeal.

It's not unlike Babeu rehiring Jayme Valenzuela and giving him one of the top jobs in the Pinal County Jail. County records revealed he had a work history with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office -- and other jobs -- steeped in poor, unmotivated job performance.

He also was one of Babeu's political supporters.

Chase's comments to the local newspaper help explain such brow-raising hires:

"I have known Manuel Vega for several years as a friend," Chase said in a statement issued Friday. "He is extremely qualified and has done a wonderful job in helping me represent the county. I felt he was an excellent choice for the community relations administrator position and I would continue to recommend him."


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babeuloversaz
babeuloversaz

kurt kusanovich is another lier who was fired for covering up paul babeu

babeuloversaz
babeuloversaz

We want to know where babeu met this maneul vega and most of his young guys working for pinal county. babeu who are all those personal assistants ? did they suck his tiny as a friend did?

We see a cover up from attorney general office against babeu's exboyfriend.

Dan Woods, Mike Edwards, and Todd Lawson they saw all evidence against paul babeu, and Chris deRose who works at ASU. these investigator chose to cover up corruption, threats and intimidation. They are shame for arizona state, they should be investigated and send to jail if they protected paul babeu.

Babeun for a reason hired manuel vega thru cheryl chase, who will do anything for him, because she is not able to make decisions.

this is not knew where babeu make "special favors" to his friends... like chris, joshua, paul, victor, some other law enforcement friends, lawmakers, reporters, and many others. 

Finally, babeu offered a job to another of his hook ups he met online. this will come up to the public exactly as Weiner. Babeu-Weiner is the same lame.

Denise Mason
Denise Mason

Seriously? First you want to call them racist profilers, then they give jobs to Hispanics and you complain about that too. Were these individuals criminals? Had they been fired for drugs or theft? Can you be a real journalist and find a REAL story instead of this crap?

Brett Solesky
Brett Solesky

All the corruption and favoritism Babeu promised to eliminate when he ran in 2008 yeah he's simply instituting his own. including Chase who was his campaign advisor then.

Nichols
Nichols

I don't care too much about which of Babeu's Life Pals get hired in Pinal County, however I would sure like to know which of Babeu's Drunken Vigilantee Camo Clad Pals MURDERED the Two Hispanic Human Beings in Pinal County?!!!!

They were Killed before anyone knew if they were Documented or Not!

Pinal County Sheriff's checked their papers after they were Murdered!

How about investigating this Government Cover Up!!

Were these Vigilantee's Funded and armed by Pinal County?!!

Last I saw in the news it was just "Local Thugs out having Fun."

To: Justice even in Corrupt Pinal County?!

Anthony Harris
Anthony Harris

I wonder why, she is a female...thought he sucks cock?

wtf...
wtf...

What else would you expect? Babeu uses adam4adam.com website for hiring....fuck jobbing.com! Manuel must be a prime member


JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

I think that its great that Supervisor Chase has chosen to hire "friends" rather than look for the most qualified candidate (her quoute "I have known Manuel Vega for several years as a friend."   I guess that moral of the story is that friends only need apply - regardless of their work background and history - and they'll be a shoe-in for a political job in Pinal County.  Unfortunately, its probably not much different anywhere else.

FUQDAMEDIA
FUQDAMEDIA

"Babeu orchestrated Vega's rehiring -- despite county records indicating that he was dishonest -- by announcing that county officials found "merit" to his appeal.....County records revealed he (Valenzuela) had a work history with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office -- and other jobs -- steeped in poor, unmotivated job performance."

Prove those two statements or you are a liar Monica

amber_curtis
amber_curtis

@Denise Mason Who gives a shit whether or not the guy he hired was Mexican, Black, White, Yellow or fuckin' green?? Stop making everything about race. The guy was dishonest, lied in order to get a promotion, got caught, and shouldn't be in a position that requires personal integrity. It's pretty simple, even for a simpleton.

saltywench
saltywench

@Melissa Dudgeon   Does he hafta swallow??

FUQDAMEDIA
FUQDAMEDIA

@JohnQ.Public Joto, I'm not the one writing articles, pretending to be a journalist and making claims with no documented proof present in my articles.  The type of journalism Monica is displaying in this current article is dangerous and irresponsible.  I do not see her including these alleged county records showing Vega was dishonest or Valenzuela's work history is steeped in poor, unmotivated job performance.  Now, I personally do not like Babeau, however, what I hate more is a person pretending to be a journalist not showing and proving. You can quit your cheerleading and put your pom-poms up boy.

FUQDAMEDIA
FUQDAMEDIA

@JohnQ.Public 1.  I didn't defend Babeu.

2. At least he admits he is one.

3.  Thank you for further proving you are a moron.

FUQDAMEDIA
FUQDAMEDIA

@PabloDroopus Again, I QUOTE Monica:

"Babeu orchestrated Vega's rehiring -- despite county records indicating that he was dishonest -- by announcing that county officials found "merit" to his appeal.....County records revealed he (Valenzuela) had a work history with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office -- and other jobs -- steeped in poor, unmotivated job performance."

Where are the C-o-u-n-t-y r-e-c-o-r-d-s Monica claims are her points of reference? You can play he said she said all day, in a court of law that is called hearsay and is inadmissible in a court of law.  I'm still waiting for the documentation that proves the claims against Vega and Valenzuela.  All of the idiotic comments defending this irresponsibility in journalism only shows how easily manipulated you people are by the slave masters and media.

PabloDroopus
PabloDroopus

@FUQDAMEDIA

Go back and read the article by Mr. Gaub that Alonzo refers to (link was provided). No documents were printed with the story. 

What papers or news sources have been spoon-feeding you? Gaub used actual quotes from real people and information from documents.

Try a call to Ms. Foster, the manager of PCSO Dispatch. When Vega was found to have lied in a promotional process, he was called on it. Ms. Foster wrote in 2010, "Vega resigned on the spot, knowing “he would not survive the inquiry.” The county HR head, Ms. Peterson, put him on that list at the recommendation of Foster. Call Ms. Foster. She still works at PCSO. 

Do a public records request and read the file on Vega's conduct and his placement on the list for yourself. Then rest well knowing you have seen the “documents” yourself. Come back and call Alonzo a liar but do clarify any lie(s) you found.

You saw the byline for Alonzo and closed your mind.

On Valenzuela, do you want documentation on his earlier time at PCSO (where upon termination he was recommended as a not-for-rehire), at the prisons, or at Southwest Gas where he was fired for false meter readings? Do you want documentation on Valenzuela failing a polygraph when he was applying as a reserve officer with Superior PD? Your choice, as all are readily available documents that the public can obtain.

Babeu saw the entire stack of documents on Valenzuela before he hired him in 2009.

With the continuing errant public behavior by Mr. Babeu and his friends, they make themselves a target rich environment at times. As a writer, Alonzo has harvested and commented on Hank Mueller, Paula Pollock, Blake King, Jayme Valenzuela, Cheryl Chase, just a few of the chosen folks in his administration. 

Sigh. Yes, there have been lots of blog postings by her on Babeu-related things.

Some of the “documents” in Alonzo’s Babeu-Orozco series in February 2012 included photographs of our state’s own official Weiner and his errant text messages. These were printed and were never disputed by him. Babeu couldn’t say they were bogus. He knew they were real and just hoped things faded away in the public’s mind.Writers like Alonzo are often able to curtail that fading.

From any of her many Babeu-related postings, show us a lie. Just one.

You demand to see the documents? Babeu’s paper trail is curious and a challenge to find at times however the documentation for what Alonzo has written about probably exists. A writer would be careless if they didn't. 

Sorry that the best you can do is attack her.

Go back to being spoon-fed your information somewhere else.

Your name calling of writers and your mocking of readers that comment favorably on particular articles by certain writers is quite telling in itself.

One lie. Just one lie. We are waiting patiently.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@fuqdamedia   Yeah, you're right, I'm a  moron.  I don't know how to use really big words like Joto (which is really ironic for you to use, by the way, when you're defending Babeu).  I'm just a working stiff with a smaller than average brain and no ability to reason.  I just wake up every morning wishing I was just half as smart as you are, tough guy. 

Because if I did have half a brain, I'd assume that you were Vega or Valenzuela - probably Vega.  Cause it's unny how you showed up here just for an article that criticized Vega and you're entire approach is not to debate the message but to discredit the messenger. 

But I'm not smart enough to figure any of that out, so I wouldn't know.

FUQDAMEDIA
FUQDAMEDIA

@JohnQ.Public Wrong.  The article you linked does not display any county records for Vega or Valenzuela.  Who the f&%# are YOU and besides cheerleading for irresponsible wanna-be journalists, what do you do for a living?  I hope its not anything that requires reasoning, you appear to be moron.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@Fuqdamedia.  No pom-poms here - just pointing out that she's covered the ground that you wanted her to cover.  Now its your turn to put up or shut up.  Oh, and thanks for the name calling - clearly proves the character behind your comments.

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