Prosecutor ignores warnings
According to an administrative investigation in the County Prosecutors
Office Andrew Thomas was cautioned by other prosecutors on the credibility of several cases he was filing. Thomas filed racketeering charges and other criminal charges against Judges and county officials. Thomas assigned inexperienced lawyers to handle these cases, all of which were either dismissed or dropped. Much of the information recovered was during an investigation of Deputy County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon. Aubuchon was removed from her position in September stemming from accusations of misconduct. Prosecutors have begun an investigation of Andrew Thomas, Lisa Aubuchon, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Chief Deputy David Hendershott. All four have been accused of misconduct and abuse of power in their positions.