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A good week for Babeu

Timothy Kincaid

September 1st, 2012

Not only did Paul Babeu win his party’s nomination for reelection, but he has now been cleared of charges made against him by a former boyfriend and a tabloid. (Reuters)

“The Attorney General’s Office will not file charges against either Babeu or Orozco,” Solicitor General Dave Cole said in a statement released on Friday.

“The investigation determined that Babeu did not commit any criminal violations and further concluded that, although Orozco conducted himself in a manner that may constitute a violation of the law, there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction on anything more than a misdemeanor charge.”

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MsRowena
September 1st, 2012 | LINK

Every single time I see the name Babeu I think of Babar the Elephant. That’s just unfortunate on so many levels.

David Waite
September 1st, 2012 | LINK

To the best of my knowlege and belief, making a false accusation of criminal conduct against a law officer is a felony in Arizona, not a misdemeanor. If it is indeed a felony, then Cole is covering for Babeu now that he’s actually beat his GOP challenger for the office of Pinal County sheriff. Otherwise they could see a (shudder) Democrat win the office in November.

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