Court costs mounting for outspoken sheriff
PHOENIX, ARIZONA- The outspoken sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix and his stubborn streak is catching up to him.
Now, taxpayers will have to foot the bill. Sheriff Joe Arpaio will learn this week in court hearings if he'll face civil fines for disobeying a judge's orders in a racial profiling case.
He'll also find out if he'll be called into a criminal court on the same grounds. The court fight is growing in the cost to taxpayers.
He's been sheriff of Maricopa County for six terms, a total of 22 years, and has been sued numerous times to the tune of $125 million. Arpaio built his reputation around defying those who said it wasn't his job to enforce federal immigration laws.