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More Melendres hot water

While the soup pot for Mike Zullo warms up in anticipation of October 7, there is another area under scrutiny. It deals with the failure of the MCSO to produce 1,500 ID’s confiscated by MCSO that the Court says it had ordered be delivered.  Subsequently US Marshals took possession of the IDs. There was a suggestion that counsel for Arpaio might have been involved in the non-production of the IDs and now Judge Snow has today granted plaintiff’s motion to compel testimony regarding discussion about production of the IDs Counsel had with MCSO on July 17, 2015. In particular the finger is pointed at attorney Michele Iafrate. The motion was filed September 10, and is document 1319 in Case 2:07-cv-02513.

Plaintiffs also filed a second notice of the deposition of David Tennyson that was to be held today (Sept. 28). Sgt. Tennyson was accused of conducting an inadequate interrogation during the internal criminal investigation of illegal activity by the Department’s Human Smuggling Unit. See: “Arpaio’s Chief Deputy Shredded on the Stand” for more on Tennyson.

Melendres depositions from case docket:

  • Timothy J. Casey
  • Gerard Sheridan
  • David Tennyson
  • Suzanne Kimberly Seagraves-Young
  • Don Vogel
  • Steve Bailey
  • Edward Patrick Lopez
  • Bill Knight
  • Travis Anglin
  • Stephen Fax
  • John ("Jack") MacIntyre
  • Jonathan Knapp
  • Joseph M. Arpaio
  • Brett Palmer
  • Mike Olson
  • Joseph Sousa
  • Brian Sands
  • Brian Mackiewicz
  • Michael Zullo
  • Thomas P. Liddy
  • Christine Bailey Stutz
  • Rollie Seebert

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23 Responses to More Melendres hot water

  1. avatar
    gorefan September 28, 2015 at 6:29 pm #

    How many have already been deposed?

  2. avatar
    bgansel9 September 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    This actually does appear to be a conspiracy.

  3. avatar
    Curious George September 28, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    Soups on!

  4. avatar
    Dave B. September 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    Just a little reminder of who we’re dealing with:
    http://www.phoenixmag.com/Valley-News/i-fought-the-law-and.html

  5. avatar
    Pete September 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm #

    bgansel9: This actually does appear to be a conspiracy.

    It does, doesn’t it?

  6. avatar
    Keith September 29, 2015 at 1:47 am #

    And now for something completely different (or not)…

    John Cleese explains what is going on in the MCSO

  7. avatar
    Jim September 29, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    The latest from Lemons
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/subpoenas-show-arpaios-woes-in-contempt-trial-just-beginning-7700110

    “Stanley Young of the firm Covington and Burling, which along with the ACLU, represents the plaintiffs in the underlying court case, Melendres v. Arpaio, described during the first day of the trial, a fax to Arpaio that came from this same Bellevue number.

    The fax, which was “received and reviewed by Sheriff Arpaio,” said Young, is a timeline of the supposed conspiracy, “with references to members of the [DOJ] and to the Melendres case.”

    Attached to the fax, and part of a two-page exhibit, is “a typewritten document by Sheriff Arpaio,” Young said, which “refers to a November 6, 2013 telephone call received by the sheriff.”

    Young’s colleague Cecillia Wang of the ACLU followed up with Sheridan about the exhibit during her merciless, two-day interrogation of the chief deputy.

    Sheridan confirmed to Wang that Arpaio uses a manual typewriter, like the one used for the second page of the document, and that the handwriting at the top of that page resembles Arpaio’s.

    The typewritten page has yet to be made public. But documents apparently produced by Montgomery, such as the timeline mentioned above and a flow chart of the conspiracy, have been published in the court record.”

    Sounds like they have a smoking gun tying Arpaio with the Seattle Operation. This week’s going to be fun. Stock up on the popcorn.

  8. avatar
    Nightflyer September 29, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    A pretty bunch…the bright side to this is that these clowns are so busy with this court case, they don’t have time to grift for money.

  9. avatar
    Pete September 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    The exhibit discussed by Young and Wang could well be a smoking gun, proving that Arpaio was aware that the Seattle probe was an investigation of Snow, the DOJ, and others.

    Why is this important? After all, Arpaio has retaliated against and investigated judges before and gotten away with it.

    Because during the first round of Arpaio’s contempt hearings in April, Arpaio testified under oath that he had not investigated Snow or a conspiracy involving him.

    Though he clearly did just that.

    There’s lots more that’s interesting in Lemons’ article.

  10. avatar
    Pete September 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    It sounds like the plaintiff’s attorneys, the ACLU, the court-appointed monitor and Judge Snow are really serious about getting in there and cleaning out Arpaio’s cesspool.

    I just hope Arpaio and his goons don’t find a way to wriggle out. Lemons mentions the possibility of the case going to the US Attorney’s Office, “which has proven spineless in the past.”

    Hopefully Snow will appoint a special prosecutor or whatever course needs to be taken in order to actually fix the massive problem that is the MCSO.

  11. avatar
    Jim September 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    https://twitter.com/stephenlemons

    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 5m5 minutes ago

    Back in hrng for more Sheridan. At this rate they may not get @RealSheriffJoe on stand till Thursday! Sheesh. #arpaiocontempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 7m7 minutes ago

    Sheridan also admits he’s never been trained in IA/PSB investigations #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 9m9 minutes ago

    Sheridan says there is one overall Armendariz IA not yet released to monitor, plaintiff #arpaiocontempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 10m10 minutes ago

    Per IA investigations, Sheridan admits SO has no written policies to deal with conflicts of interest. #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 12m12 minutes ago

    At beginning of hearing Arpaios lawyer said they will rely on advise of counseldefense on somematters. Surprise2plaintiffs. #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 14m14 minutes ago

    Sheridan said SO not able to trace drugs found in Dep. Armendariz home. Meth, heroin, etc. found in SO evidence bags. #arpaiocontempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 16m16 minutes ago

    Sheridan admits MCSO used socalled “unicorn bins” to toss confiscated IDs. SOoften took Mexican IDs, though they were legit #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 20m20 minutes ago

    Break in @RealSheriffJoe hrng. Sheridan still in the stand. After Sheridan, Casey then MacIntye then Sands. Sands,Mac wed. #ArpaioContempt

  12. avatar
    CarlOrcas September 29, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    Jim: Sounds like they have a smoking gun tying Arpaio with the Seattle Operation. This week’s going to be fun. Stock up on the popcorn.

    If true I can’t imagine how Arpaio (forget the others) avoids a criminal contempt referral.

    Notice Lemon’s speculation that Snow can appoint a special prosecutor rather than refer to DOJ. If that happens I suspect it opens up all kinds of possibilities.

  13. avatar
    Pete September 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    Jim: Sheridan said SO not able to trace drugs found in Dep. Armendariz home. Meth, heroin, etc. found in SO evidence bags. #arpaiocontempt

    Yeah, it’s real hard to trace that stuff when it comes in an official evidence bag.

  14. avatar
    CarlOrcas September 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Pete: Yeah, it’s real hard to trace that stuff when it comes in an official evidence bag.

    Mind boggling. The way real police handle evidence is to write pertinent information….like the date, DR number, blah blah on the bag before you put stuff in it. (that chain of evidence thingy)

    Now if they didn’t mark the bags in any way it demonstrates clear intent to misappropriate (steal??) the evidence.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid.

  15. avatar
    Jim September 29, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

    Sounds like Judge Snow is now questioning Sheridan…

    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 11m11 minutes ago

    Judge Snow’s questioning of Sheridan elicited juiciest stuff. Judge quipped, maybe u can tell I used 2 be an attrny #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 14m14 minutes ago

    Stuffabout Liddy new 2me. lot of rest Ive reported before. But other reporters seemed 2 understand perjury by Sheridan #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 18m18 minutes ago

    Ex FISA ct judge they visited:Royce Lamberth. Snowasked how they got time w/him.Asked if via LarryKlayman.Sheridan unsure #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 23m23 minutes ago

    Sheridan admits SO Detective and Zullo trvld 2 DC 2 meet frmr FISA judge 2x about Seattle investigation #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 26m26 minutes ago

    Sheridan said Liddy told them a lot about USsupercomputer. Said it gave Montgomery’s wild conspiracy credibility inhiseyes #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 29m29 minutes ago

    Sheridansaid heattended meeting w/deputy CA Tom Liddy, son of G.Gordon,other attnys. They believed DOJ hacked Arpaiosattnys #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 38m38 minutes ago

    .@RealSheriffJoe lawyerIafrate butted in. Asked ifshe wasfamiliar w/words perjury obstructionofjustice. Shesaidyes. Shocked #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 43m43 minutes ago

    Just asked @RealSheriffJoe if he will ask 4 Sheridan’s resignation, no answer.I asked if cops R not supposed to lie?Nothing #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 46m46 minutes ago

    Re: previous Tweets, this means Sheridan denied under oath Invest judge, despite having just seen doc. #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 48m48 minutes ago

    docshwdSnow&DOJinflowchart of bogusconspiracy.That afternoonSnow questioned Sheridan who said SO never investigated Judge #ArpaioContempt
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    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 56m56 minutes ago

    Sheridan all but admits perjury under questioning by Snow. Admits drng lunch brk inApril hrng hewas shwnMontgomery doc (cont) #ArpaioContempt

  16. avatar
    Pete September 29, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Wow.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    Oh, if this gets any juicier, I’m gonna need a bread bowl!
    Oh man, now I’m gonna spend my entire shift at work craving soup!

  18. avatar
    Nancy R Owens September 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    RE: [Quote From ‘ARPAIO’S CHIEF DEPUTY SHREDDED ON THE STAND,’

    by STEPHEN LEMONS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015]

    “Arpaio and Sheridan already have admitted that they are in civil contempt of federal Judge G. Murray Snow’s court in the ACLU’s big civil rights case, Melendres v. Arpaio.

    What remains is the fate of the other defendants, remedies for the civil violations, and the possibility of criminal contempt charges for Arpaio, Sheridan, and the rest.”

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arpaios-chief-deputy-shredded-on-the-stand-7689784

    @I_Am_The_Forger
    [retweeting Stephen Lemons]
    [retweeting Megan Cassidy]
    [tweet]
    [tweet]
    [twilly-dilly-dilly tweet]

    OK, Pete, you’ve got me focused on this case and so who are the “other three?”

    Pete:
    Wow.

  19. avatar
    HistorianDude September 29, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 5m5 minutes ago
    Casey described Arpaio as enthusiastic about Seattle conspiracy. Ordered it be looked into #arpaiocontempt

    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 8m8 minutes ago
    Casey discussed meeting about Seattle investigation w/lawyers. Casey agreed conspiracy inv Snow discussed. Arpaio present. #arpaiocontempt

    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 10m10 minutes ago
    Ordered to testify,Casey tosses Arpaio under bus. Said he argued w/Arpaio over obeying 2011 injunction. Threatened 2 quit #arpaiocontempt

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    CarlOrcas September 29, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    HistorianDude:
    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 5m5 minutes ago
    Casey described Arpaio as enthusiastic about Seattle conspiracy. Ordered it be looked into #arpaiocontempt

    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 8m8 minutes ago
    Casey discussed meeting about Seattle investigation w/lawyers. Casey agreed conspiracy inv Snow discussed. Arpaio present. #arpaiocontempt

    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 10m10 minutes ago
    Ordered to testify,Casey tosses Arpaio under bus. Said he argued w/Arpaio over obeying 2011 injunction. Threatened 2 quit #arpaiocontempt

    Best Tweet of the day:

    Stephen Lemons ‏@stephenlemons 21m21 minutes ago

    Arpaio’s former mouthpiece Tim Casey: he threw Arpaio under the bus, then backed the bus over him. #ArpaioContempt

    Also looks like Arpaio will testify on Thursday, according to Lemons. Oh boy!

  21. avatar
    Jim September 29, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    I Just had a horrible thought…

    What if the lawyers work out a settlement and Zullo becomes unneeded?

  22. avatar
    Dave B. October 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

    Another Arpaio classic:
    “Sometimes I say things I don’t mean,” Arpaio replied, “when [I’m] dealing with the press.”
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arpaio-testifies-in-contempt-trial-pulls-old-man-shtick-7705942

  23. avatar
    Pete October 1, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    That’s a nice way of confessing, “I lie to the public.”