Joe Arpaio’s Cronies Disbarred

Andrew Thomas, former Maricopa County Attorney, and his former deputy, Lisa Aubuchon got their comeuppance today, courtesy of the Arizona Bar.

The disciplinary panel dismissed a few charges, but it found “clear and convincing evidence” that Thomas and Aubuchon abused their prosecutorial powers while trying to prosecute county Supervisors Mary Rose Wilcox and Don Stapley, Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe, and others. The panel found that Thomas and Aubuchon launched unethical attacks on their political enemies. (source)

The article in the Phoenix New Times quotes Arizona ethics attorney Denise Quinterri.

Though Thomas and Aubuchon lose only their Arizona law licenses, Quinterri says it’s unlikely another state will accept them as lawyers — not without, again, evidence they’ve been “rehabilitated.”

I am proud to say that Quinterri happens to be Randazza Legal Group’s Arizona ethics counsel.

3 Responses to Joe Arpaio’s Cronies Disbarred

  1. jdgalt says:

    That’s a good start. Now what will it take to revoke Arpaio’s badge? Or is there no possible way to do it as long as his voters support him?

    I don’t have much use for the Obama Justice Dept., but if they can accomplish that one, I’ll nominate them for a medal.

  2. Miss Barracuda says:

    Check the blog title’s spelling of “Arapaio.”
    Also, Denise is awesome. She’s my Ariz ethics attorney of choice as well.

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