The three-member panel found that former County Attorney Andrew Thomas violated the professional rules of conduct for lawyers in bringing criminal charges against two county officials and a judge in December 2009.
All three cases were dismissed after a judge ruled that Thomas prosecuted one of the officials for political gain and had a conflict of interest in pressing the case. Other county officials and judges who were at odds with Thomas and his top ally, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in disputes also were investigated by the pair, but weren't charged with crimes.
Lawyers pressing the case against Thomas said officials, judges and attorneys who crossed Thomas and Arpaio in disputes were often targeted for investigations.Thomas and Arpaio contended they were trying to root out corruption in county government, while the targets of the prosecutions said the cases were trumped up.
This guy is harboring some secrets but he's got on a tie and a suit jacket, has a haircut straight out of Men's Wearhouse commercial, and a smile that says he brushes his teeth twelve times a day so let's not arrest him. That's reserved for people with last names that end with "o" or "a" or "z."
Look at those soulless eyes, Jesus Christ.
Congratulations, Andrew Thomas!