In a news conference Monday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced they're filing a federal racketeering lawsuit
against many county leaders, some attorneys and several judges, among others. The suit alleges that the Board of Supervisors actively worked to prevent the sheriff's and the county attorney's offices from performing their duties.
In a statement, the Board of Supervisors called the suit a "sore loser lawsuit." A county spokeswoman also said that Arpaio and Thomas appear to have "very active imaginations."
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