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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt of court

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By Megan Cassidy | The Republic

The immigration policies that elevated former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to fame were the same that would ultimately lead to his political demise, and now have made him a convicted criminal.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt of court, finding that he willfully violated a federal judge’s order.

The conviction is a misdemeanor, and the sentencing phase will begin Oct. 5.



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