Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio officially charged with criminal contempt Megan Cassidy , The Republic | azcentral.com October 25, 2016
DOJ TO PURSUE CRIMINAL CONTEMPT CHARGE AGAINST SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO
Arpaio officially charged with criminal contempt
With a federal judge's signature on a proposed order initially submitted by prosecutors Oct. 17, the deal is sealed: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is criminally charged with federal contempt of court.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was officially charged Tuesday with criminal contempt of court when a federal judge affixed her signature, a formality that throws the lawman’s political and personal future into a level of crisis never before seen in his 23 years in office.
Criminal-contempt charges have loomed over Arpaio since 2015. A criminal trial was the worst-case scenario for the sheriff after he admitted to violating a federal judge’s order to stop enforcing civil immigration laws.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton's order was signed two weeks before the general election, in which Arpaio is running for his seventh term.
Enlighten me......Why / how can ONE judge tell a duly elected Sheriff, NOT to do his job ? Don't like the law ? Legislate to have it changed.....OR, is this retaliation for Arpaio pursuing the legality of obamas birth certificate ???