Arpaio pursued case to hurt senator’s son, lawsuit claims

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Arpaio pursued case to hurt senator’s son, lawsuit claims

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix on July 6. A federal lawsuit set to go to trial soon marks the latest in a series of legal actions brought against Arpaio based on allegations that he pursued a trumped-up criminal case to get publicity and embarrass an adversary. The malicious-prosecution lawsuit was filed by one of Sen. Jeff Flake’s sons, who alleges Arpaio pursued felony animal cruelty charges against him and his then-wife in a bid to do political damage to the senator and garner publicity for the lawman.

Arpaio pursued case to hurt senator’s son, lawsuit claims

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix on July 6. A federal lawsuit set to go to trial soon marks the latest in a series of legal actions brought against Arpaio based on allegations that he pursued a trumped-up criminal case to get publicity and embarrass an adversary. The malicious-prosecution lawsuit was filed by one of Sen. Jeff Flake’s sons, who alleges Arpaio pursued felony animal cruelty charges against him and his then-wife in a bid to do political damage to the senator and garner publicity for the lawman.