Sep 022012

The federal government has closed a criminal probe of alleged financial misconduct by Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio “America’s toughest sheriff,” and no charges will be filed,by the U.S. Attorney’s Office

MSM was ALL over this when he was being set up. The Sheriff Joe ‘Witch hunt’. Now that they abruptly close the Investigation where is MSM on this?! The only MSM reporting on it are the local AZ. MSM channels. ~ JP

ABC PHOENIX – Federal authorities said Friday that they’re closing their abuse-of-power investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona without filing charges against him. Authorities were investigating America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff for his part in failed public corruption cases against officials who were odds with him.

Arpaio brought cases against a judge and two county officials in 2009. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel released a saying her office “is closing its investigation into allegations of criminal conduct” by current and former members of the sheriff’s and county attorney’s offices. Scheel, who is based in Arizona, didn’t elaborate but said she was acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The federal probe focused specifically on the sheriff’s anti-public-corruption squad. In a separate probe, the U.S. Justice Department has accused Arpaio’s office of a wide range of civil rights violations, and in another case, a federal judge has yet to rule in a civil case brought by a group of Latino plaintiffs that claimed Arpaio and his deputies engaged in racial profiling.

Arpaio was scheduled to give a news conference Friday night after returning from the Republican National Convention in Florida. His deputy chief Jack MacIntyre, said, “the U.S. attorney’s office and its investigators recognized what sheriff’s office has said all along: We did not make any prosecutorial decisions, even though things were referred to the then-county attorney.”

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