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Arpaio's Admission Of Investigation Into Judge's Wife Stuns Courtroom
Snow asked Arpaio directly, “Are you aware that I have ever been investigated?”
"You investigated?" Arpaio first responded. "No, no."
When Snow asked if he knew of any investigations into Snow's family members, Arpaio denied his office was involved, but said his lawyers had hired a private investigator.
“We weren’t investigating you, your honor,” Arpaio told Snow. “We were investigating some comments that came to our attention.”
Arpaio revealed he had received an email tip from someone named "Grissom" about an alleged comment Snow’s wife was supposedly overheard making in a restaurant. When asked about the content of that email, Arpaio told Snow, "I think it mentioned that Judge Snow wanted to do everything to make sure I am not elected."
Arpaio claimed that the investigator was able to confirm Snow's wife did make the comment. The judge asked Arpaio on Thursday to save all documentation about the investigation.
One of the many questions raised by Arpaio's revelation is which attorney was involved in hiring the private investigator. When Snow asked in court, Arpaio said, “I believe it would have been Casey,” a reference to his former attorney, Tim Casey.
Casey’s attorney, Karen Clark, said in a statement that Casey’s continuing ethical obligations to Arpaio and MCSO mean he has only a limited ability to respond to the statements made Thursday in court.
“Mr. Casey is confident that when the evidence the Court’s monitor is gathering is reviewed, it will reveal that Mr. Casey was never involved in an investigation of Judge Snow or his family,” Clark wrote.
Arpaio also testified that with the help of an MCSO Sheriff's Posse member named Mike Zullo, who was also behind the sheriff’s investigation of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, he had hired a confidential informant in Washington state to investigate a second issue that may have involved Snow.
Arpaio described it as an investigation into “computer tampering” and "bank fraud." His testimony suggested he was investigating whether the U.S. Department of Justice was intercepting communication from various judges, a law firm the sheriff uses, and the sheriff himself. Arpaio admitted the investigation hadn't yielded anything and was wrapping up.
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