Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nearly $100 million is missing!! Somebody call the sheriff! Oh wait...

From AP, via the Washington Post -
An examination in Arizona’s Maricopa County has found that the sheriff’s office, widely known for efforts against illegal immigrants, inappropriately spent $99 million from two jail funds over the last eight years to pay for other law enforcement operations — including immigration patrols.

The $99 million figure released Wednesday is an update to an estimate made in September by budget officials who said the sheriff’s office was believed to have used $60 million and $80 million over four or five years from a jail tax on other purposes. Since then, officials said they discovered that the sheriff’s office had inappropriately spent money from a second jail account. seems that calling the sheriff to investigate this case would be like calling the fox to investigate a missing hen.

...On second thought, at $100 million, it's more like calling the fox to investigate a missing hen house.

...Actually, on third thought, at that price, make that "the missing hen house at the Taj Mahal".

1 comment:

Phoenix Justice said...

I find it amazing that the Feds are dragging their feet in bringing corruption charges against Sheriff Arpaio and his minions. Maybe there is almost too much corruption for the Feds to deal with. Anyone else would be sitting in a cold jail cell. Must be nice to be Joe Arpaio.