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Court Again Hits Arizona Sheriff’ on Denial of Records

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s disputes with the media over access to public records is costing the county money. He was ordered to reimburse the Tucson Citizen $25,000 in attorney fees one week after an appellate court remanded a case involving the Phoenix New Times to the superior court in Maricopa to determine legal fees owed that paper in its fight with the sheriff for public records. The sheriff’s office denied withholding any records in the Tucson Citizen case and said it would appeal. (2/13/08)