Did Arizona Sheriff Threaten His Illegal Immigrant Ex-Lover With Deportation?

Posted by | February 18, 2012 13:41 | Filed under: Top Stories

According to the Phoenix New Times, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, a staunch, conservative, anti-illegal immigrant enforcer, threatened his ex-lover with deportation when the man, identified only as “Jose,” refused to promise non-disclosure of the relationship.

The latest of the alleged threats were made through Babeu’s personal attorney, who’s also running the sheriff’s campaign for Congress in District 4, the ex-lover says.

He says lawyer Chris DeRose demanded he sign an agreement that he would never breathe a word about the affair. But Jose (New Times is withholding his last name because Babeu and his attorney have challenged his legal status) refused.

DeRose has a different angle:

[He] says the dispute between Jose and the sheriff concerned Jose’s work on Babeu’s websites. He says Jose was a former volunteer who hacked into a campaign website.

DeRose didn’t immediately address the other claims against him and the sheriff, except to say, “I never threatened to deport anybody” and that “[Babeu’s] not threatening anybody.”

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