PHOENIX – Maricopa County is appealing a federal judge’s order for the
county to pay more than $1 million to settle a claim by Supervisor Mary Rose
Wilcox says she was damaged by the actions of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former
County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
A mediator for the county suggested in early April that the county settle
Wilcox’s claim for $975,000.
Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake ordered the county to
pay $1,003,312 plus interest accrued until the payment is made.
The Arizona Republic says the county has filed an
emergency motion to stay enforcement of the order until a decision is made on
its appeal. Wake on Monday scheduled a June 26 hearing on the stay and Wilcox’s
attorneys have until Friday to respond.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com