Birther Sheriff Joe Arpaio seems bound for a criminal referral based on remarks from federal judge G. Murray Snow in a hearing yesterday. The judge said that Arpaio had failed to convince him that he was not guilty of intentional defiance of court orders and perjury. Speaking of Arpaio and Sheridan, Judge Snow said “They lied to my face.”
Tries to throw Zullo under the bus
Part of the Sheriff’s troubles relate to the apparent attempt by Arpaio to investigate Judge Snow using a confidential informant, Dennis Montgomery, who spun conspiracy theories to Arpaio for cash, and even offered to prove Obama’s birth certificate was made by the CIA. In court papers filed Thursday, Arpaio points the finger of blame for investigating Judge Show at his Cold Case Posse commander, Mike Zullo, reports Morgan Leow of CBS 5. Arpaio’s attorneys wrote:
Finally, Sheriff Arpaio, neither himself nor through others, ever directed Dennis Montgomery to investigate the Court. Moreover, Mike Zullo’s apparent continued communication with Dennis Montgomery up to and during the pendency of the contempt proceedings were not directed by Sheriff Arpaio.
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