Shakes Down Arrests Maids for Cleaning at ADOT Buildings Without Papers
Talk about what Catholics call an "occasion of sin". . . On Friday, the MCSO announced that it had staged yet another worksite raid, this one supposedly the 83rd since Sheriff Joe Arpaio started wasting taxpayer cash on them instead after going after murderers, child rapists, gang-bangers, and other so-called "real criminals."
Like Arpaio himself, and allegedly some of his deputies.
According to the MCSO's press release, the raid took place last week at "several Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) buildings in the Phoenix Capitol complex," and nabbed nine undocumented women and one man, their U.S. citizen manager, on charges of forgery.
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All apparently were employees of the Upright Cleaning Company, which has a government contract for such work.
Call it an early birthday present for Joe, who turned 82 on Saturday, and is the biggest unindicted criminal in the state.
I mean, any way you cut it, the misdeeds of a few cleaning people who may have used fake identities to work (horrors!) pale by comparison to Arpaio's gross misconduct while in office (e.g., misspending $100 million, abuse of power, jail deaths, etc.).
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Moreover, the deputies involved in such workplace investigations currently labor under a pall of suspicion for crimes worse than forgery.
See, there is crossover between the MCSO's Criminal Employment Squad, which did this raid, and the Human Smuggling Unit, which has become the subject of scrutiny in the wake of the arrest and apparent suicide of ex-HSU detective Ramon Charley Armendariz.