Joe Arpaio: inside the fallout of Trump's pardon

Published Apr 08 2021 at 10:00 AM GMT
  • For decades the sheriff was a popular and unapologetic immigration enforcer, but as Arizona's electorate changed not even a pardon could redeem himLate August 2017 was supposed to be a celebratory time for Joe Arpaio.
  • The former Maricopa county sheriff had just received Donald Trump's first presidential pardon after being found guilty of criminal contempt of court.
  • The pardon meant Arpaio was spared a criminal sentence for a federal misdemeanor that could have included up to six months in prison.
  • At a family dinner at a local restaurant the night he received it, he was barely able to touch his linguine with clams and calamari " he had been too busy fielding congratulatory phone calls and media inquiries.


  • Published Apr 8, 2021 10:00 AM GMT