Federal prosecutors deputized to investigate finances of Arpaio’s office
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors deputized six federal prosecutors to investigate allegations of financial wrongdoing it lodged against the Sheriff’s Office and vowed to redouble its own efforts to determine the extent of potential misspending of restricted jail funds by sheriff’s officials.
County budget officials briefed the board Monday on the recent discovery of a duplicate sheriff’s payroll log and database held in a secure computer system that recorded a separate set of job assignments within the Sheriff’s Office. They maintain the Sheriff’s Office may have misspent up to $16 million a year in restricted jail funds. They have asked sheriff’s officials to cooperate with them to determine how far back the problem might stretch.
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