The records indicate that FBI agents found probable cause to recommend felony counts of obstructing criminal investigations of prosecutions, theft by threats, tampering with witnesses, perjury and theft by extortion.
The Arizona Republic newspaper web site broke the story after they obtained pages of heavily redacted material from the FBI relating to the criminal investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation was closed in 2012 after federal prosecutors said that they didn’t have a guaranteed win, going against FBI investigator recommendations to file charges against at least 2 individuals.
I wasn’t going to cover the story because it talks about unproven allegations, but I see it’s getting some traction, and belongs in the record. As Perry Mason would say, “it goes to credibility, Your Honor.”