Special Prosecutor Arguing Joe Arpaio Guilty Verdict Will Remain In Place

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:09pm
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Joe Arpaio.

An effort to preserve a conviction against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will remain in place.

President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio last year after he was found guilty of criminal contempt of court charges.

In April, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals appointed special prosecutor to argue that the former sheriff’s conviction should stand.

The 9th Circuit has declined to review that decision in a divided decision that came out Wednesday, leaving the special prosecutor in place, despite urging from Arpaio’s attorneys.

Arpaio's legal team is considering petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court.

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