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U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces Closing of Criminal Investigation into Conduct of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office

U.S. Attorney’s Office August 31, 2012
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

PHOENIX—Ann Birmingham Scheel, acting on behalf of the United States due to the recusal of U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo, announced today that her office is closing its investigation into allegations of criminal conduct by current and former members of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has advised Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery of its decision not to pursue state criminal charges related to the investigation.

Ms. Scheel commended the joint investigative efforts of the prosecutors and the FBI special agents who conducted the investigation.