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The high-profile farewell announcement to a longtime sheriff's office employee on a downtown Phoenix billboard was Sheriff Joe Arpaio's idea, it turns out.
We just found that the sheriff tweeted on July 25 how he "wanted to say goodbye in a unique way to our 1st female Detention Chief with a billboard on 1st Ave and Jefferson."
But if the sheriff was the one who wanted it, why did Allen, his spokeswoman, say that she paid for the ad with her own personal check? Are we supposed to believe that Allen shelled out a couple grand (or whatever it cost -- she wouldn't divulge the amount) for that ad without being reimbursed?
Allen denies that she received a bonus or received any compensation for the ad.More »