IT’S NOW OFFICIAL: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (pictured) has been formally charged with criminal contempt of court, with prosecutors saying he disobeyed a judge’s order in a racial profiling case. The sheriff for much of the Phoenix metro area could face up to six months behind bars if convicted.
The misdemeanor charge against Arpaio, 84, was formally lodged Tuesday, after U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed an order to show cause.
“The charging document said the sheriff willfully disobeyed a court order by continuing to make immigration arrests after he was told to stop,” member station KJZZ reports from Phoenix.
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