If there ever was a time and occasion for an investigative reporter to win a Pulitzer, it’s now. For now is the time to blow the lid off an Arizona county, other than Pinal, rife with political corruption to whit, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and the county’s judiciary. Now that the “kangaroo” judicial board has hanged Andrew Thomas, et al, out to dry, it’s only the beginning of their inquisition of those who have attempted to clean up the politico wrong-doers.
A knowledgeable attorney, such as Thomas, doesn’t indict supervisors and judges for the “fun of it.” He being much more intelligent and savvy than to blow his law degree and career over “trumped-up” accusations towards political associates.
As a matter of record, two out-of-county county attorneys assigned to evaluate the charges laid by Thomas and Aubuchon regarding Supervisor Stapley for “false financial reporting,” (all felonies), did in fact concur that there was probable cause to proceed with the charges. Unfortunately the case had become too damaged to bring it before the courts.
As for Joe Arpaio, people and in particular, politicos, just don’t like having their feet stomped upon, especially with heavy boots.
Sources to accomplish their objective are found not only within Arizona, but also right back to the White House. It can but only benefit certain individuals in this, an election year.
Time after time supervisors have been protected; Wilcox with her property/building dealings, Stapley with his land dealings in Pinal County’s San Tan Heights area. And lest we forget the Brock scandal of which I’m sure Fulton had culpable knowledge. But heaven forbid any of their nonsense should get in the way of their egos and quest for political dominance.