Controversial Court Tower is unveiled for Arizona?s Centennial

February 15, 2012

Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times talks about the Maricopa County Court Tower, which served as the centerpiece for political battles the county supervisors and former county attorney Andrew Thomas.

Stern says that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas were allies in the efforts against building the tower. Their arguments centered on a conspiracy involving the tower, and Arpaio said he had never seen corruption so bad in the county before. Arpaio attended the unveiling of the Court Tower, and basically said old arguments are water under the bridge. Stern says it’s frustrating to see everyone playing nice after making such vicious allegations against each other, but it may be best for Maricopa County that the outcome was so ant-climactic.

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