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Updated Feb 23, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Attorney for Babeu's ex-boyfriend says client not guilty

PHOENIX -- The attorney for Sheriff Paul Babeu's ex- boyfriend says he client is not guilty of the wrongdoing that the Sheriff is accusing him with.

Babeu announced Saturday that he was gay and has denied making threats to deport his ex-lover known as Jose. He also claims Jose carried out criminal behavior when he hacked into the Sheriffs computers and websites.

Attorney A.D. Horan says, "Jose adamantly denies these criminal allegations. He is presumed innocent. This is not about what Jose did, this is a matter that started as a personal relationship which soured, resulting in a civil matter and has now escalated in a criminal allegation."

Jose was not in attendance at the news conference and Horan says there will be no further comment from Jose until the investigation by the Attorney General has been completed.

"As of today we have not received any police report supporting allegations made against my client have been general and to that extent Jose adamantly denies them and will cooperate with the Attorney General."

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