Monday, December 07, 2009

Seven million dollars would keep a lot of teachers and court workers employed

Not that Arizona's version of Joltin' Joe (aka Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio) would care about that - that wouldn't earn him as much media coverage as his never-ending feuds with other County officials.

From -

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is asking the Board of Supervisors for $7 million to cover the costs of legal fees.

Chief Deputy David Hendershott wants the board to transfer the $7 million from the county's general fund to the Sheriff's Office general fund early next year, according to an agenda item obtained by The Republic.

The money would help pay for legal fees the Sheriff's Office incurred from three law firms: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart; Sanders and Parks; and Wilenchik and Bartness.
Most of the legal fees that Arpaio wants the county supes to pay were incurred during Arpaio's fights with the supes themselves. In short, he wants the supes to fund his harassment of the supes.

Welcome to Maricopa County folks.

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