by Jim Nintzel
Feathered Bastard fills us on the ethics charges facing Andrew Thomas, the former Maricopa County attorney who lost his bid for AG:
A "reckless, four-year campaign of corruption and power abuse."
That's how retired Judge Charles E. Jones categorized the evidence against ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his one-time hatchetwoman, former deputy County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon, in probable cause statements filed today that could lead to disbarment for both lawyers.
Jones also slammed the pair's legal rampage as wasteful to the taxpayers and vindictive in the extreme.
"Motivation for much of the alleged impropriety appears retaliatory," noted Jones, "intended to do personal harm to the reputations of Judges, County Supervisors and other county officials.
"Actions by Respondent appear intent on intimidation, focused on political gain, and appear fully disconnected from professional and prosecutorial standards long associated with the administration of justice, particularly criminal justice."