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Updated Sep 17, 2013 - 11:02 am

Arizona court upholds ex-prosecutor’s disbarment

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the disbarment of a
former Maricopa County prosecutor for her role in pushing failed investigations
of public officials in court.

The Supreme Court denied former Deputy County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon’s
appeal of an attorney disciplinary panel’s 2012 order that she
be disbarred

Aubuchon and ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas were disbarred for what the
disciplinary panel ruled was ethical misconduct during a yearslong battle with
county officials.

The disciplinary panel had said Aubuchon and Thomas knowingly filed false
bribery charges against a judge.

The Supreme Court’s ruling said the record clearly shows that Aubuchon abused
the public trust, misused the justice system and failed to fulfill the
responsibilities of a prosecutor.

Thomas did not appeal his disbarment.


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