Feds close criminal probe on controversial US sheriff
September 2, 2012, 12:05 am TWN
PHOENIX, Arizona -- Federal authorities said Friday that they're closing their abuse-of-power investigation into a county sheriff without filing charges against him.
Authorities were investigating America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, for his part in failed public corruption cases against officials who were odds with him. Arpaio brought cases against a judge and two county officials in 2009.