Saturday, September 01, 2012

Sheriff Joe Wins!

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the liberal's most hated sheriff in America because he is no-nonsense, treats criminals like criminals and enforces immigration laws, won a big victory Friday:

PHOENIX -- The U.S. Attorney's Office has closed its long-running abuse-of-power investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- without any charges to be filed.

In a 5 p.m. Friday news release, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel, acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, announced her office "is closing its investigation into allegations of criminal conduct" by current and former members of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

Federal prosecutors have advised Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery of the decision.
In a four-page letter to Montgomery, Scheel explained the reasoning for the decision.
Federal prosecutors decided to not prosecute matters tied to alleged misuse of county credit cards by sheriff's officials, alleged misspending of jail-enhancement funds and other matters. The U.S. Attorney's Office had already made public it would not pursue charges on those matters.
Feds like to do these late Friday document drops because it is easier to sweep them under the rug over the weekend. But obviously the only reason why they would be completely dropping all charges is because there was no merit to any of them. Congrats, Sheriff Joe!

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