10 Most Bogus "Death Threats" Against Joe Arpaio
4.) That Time MCSO Let an Informant Lead Them on a Wild-Goose Chase
Once upon a time, a confidential informant told MCSO about an elaborate plot to assassinate Arpaio. Despite the fact that the informant didn't do so well in the lie-detector test, MCSO spent $500,000 to "investigate" this imaginary assassination plot, which later ended up as fodder in Arpaio's book. "The conspiracy that I wrote about in Chapter One remains an open case," Arpaio's book says.