Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR

Court to mull appeal over Maricopa County supervisor’s settlement

PHOENIX — An appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments on March 11 over
a judge’s order that Maricopa County pay $975,000 to settle Supervisor Mary Rose
Wilcox’s lawsuit over a failed corruption case brought against her.

The settlement agreement was negotiated between Wilcox’s lawyer and a senior
county official, but some county officials questioned whether the senior
official had the authority to resolve the case.

A judge ruled in Wilcox’s favor in the dispute, and the county appealed that

Wilcox and other county officials alleged Sheriff Joe Arpaio and then-County
Attorney Andrew Thomas conducted groundless criminal investigations of them.

Arpaio and Thomas have maintained they were trying to root out corruption.

A criminal case against Wilcox was dismissed after a judge ruled Thomas had a
conflict in prosecuting her.


comments powered by Disqus