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Old 09-25-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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Say it ain't so Joe...


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Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff infamous due to his attention-grabbing immigration enforcement related stunts and the accusations his office discriminates against Latinos, allegedly misused millions in funds intended for jail operations, Maricopa County officials said Wednesday. Excerpts of the reports, obtained by TPMMuckraker, show officials from Arpaio's office made trips to Orlando, D.C., Honduras, Tempe, Belize, Alaska and Puerto Rico on the county's dime and racked up other questionable expenses, like $741 at Sardella's Pizza and Wings. The county was also charged $350 for a hotel room upgrade for one official's spouse. One employee went on multiple extradition trips without submitting receipts for the $62,750 he or she spent -- including $1,341 on Disney World Yacht Club Resort food and entertainment.

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A further review found that misspending dated back to at least 2006 at a rate of $16 million per year and that retroactively, Apraio's office may have misspent up to $80 million.County officials additionally allege that the sheriff's office deliberately misused procurement codes and made capital purchases during spending freezes; used outside bank accounts; had problems handling inmate cash; demonstrated extradition travel irregularities; improperly used county credit cards; and spent public funds unusually.

Officials: Sheriff Joe's Office Charged Luxury Trips To County, Misused Up To $80 Million | TPMMuckraker
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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Nothing surprising there.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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It's amazing what one can get away with when they play upon the fear and ignorance of the populace. Thank you, Sheriff Joe, for so clearly delineating what so many of us knew all along. It isn't the illegals that Arizona should be worrying about. It is the politicians.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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It's amazing what one can get away with when they play upon the fear and ignorance of the populace. Thank you, Sheriff Joe, for so clearly delineating what so many of us knew all along. It isn't the illegals that Arizona should be worrying about. It is the politicians.
Well, if it is untrue then I am sure that Arpaio will release a rebuttal and maybe even sue.

He has issued a rebuttal? Right?
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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You know, I hope this man lives long enough to face the public disgrace that he so deserves.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: In the desert
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Sheriff Joe always tries his hardest to get his face in the media for any number of things from immigration to green bologna. Well he sure is doing his best to avoid the media now.
His spokesperson said this spending were 'just snafus' that were being ' looked into & worked out'.
Yeah Right!
I guess we are to believe the Sheriff didn't know about this either as was suggested by some in the good ole boy network here in Phoenix.
I only hope he lives long enough to eat some of his own bologna.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: In the desert
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This man has been bullying those city officials who have every right to check his books for a very long time, right down to having some of them arrested on bogus charges.

He brags about his jails yet the recidivism rate of return inmates is no lower than that of any county in the rest of the country.
It is a known fact in Phoenix that Joe does what Joe wants and no one can stop him.

I think they tried their darnedest to get away with opening the books for so long that they believed it would never happen and when it did they tried to get Hendershot to take the heat.
This may work for some of those who have been fooled by the Sheriff's dept. for a while but, the bottom line is Joe Arpaio IS the Sheriff & the buck stops w/him.
I couldn't be more thrilled that the truth has finally come out on this creep.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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This is what happens when a public official thinks his government organization is "his" and not the citizens he serves. There are government officials that have forgotten they are "Public Servants" and this crosses party lines.
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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Where are all the usual arpaio defenders?
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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Where are all the usual arpaio defenders?
I support his right to enforce our immigraton laws. For all the accusations made of him I will wait until the courts decide if he is innocent or guilty.
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