Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has been charged with federal criminal contempt two weeks before he runs for re-election. Arpaio, the 84-year-old sheriff of Maricopa County, has run television ads claiming the Justice Department had plans to prosecute him for his hard-line stance on immigration. If convicted he could be spending six months in jail, an eventuality that has seriously complicated his election prospects. Phoenix taxpayers have shelled out an estimated $72 million defending the sheriff and his office from the charges.
Source: Drudge Report

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