U.S. Charging Arpaio With Criminal Contempt

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Federal prosecutors will pursue a criminal-contempt charge against Maricopa County, Az., Sheriff Joe Arpaio for defying orders to halt the immigration-enforcement operations that made him a national lightning rod, the Arizona Republic reports. If convicted, Arpaio could spend up to six months in jail. The move has few precedents in U.S. history, as prosecutors endorsed a . . .

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