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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Six terms, $142,000,000
Joe Arpaio has served six terms as sheriff of Maricopa County. In that time the county has paid $142 million in legal fees, settlements and court awards, largely due to cases involving racial profiling against Latino residents. And it looks like the county may be on the hook for another $5.9 million in legal fees and expenses for pursuing contempt of court charges against the sheriff.