Arpaio in contempt of federal court, judge rules

The costs associated with the racial-profiling case now exceed $60 million, including at least $8.2 million in tax money tied to the outside attorneys required to represent all the parties in the ongoing legal proceedings.

[Judge] Snow’s finding of contempt and the possibility of further criminal-contempt proceedings means those costs will only continue to rise.

The ruling also opens up Arpaio and his top aides to an array of sanctions.

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