Maricopa County treasurer tries blocking award
PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Maricopa County will ask a federal judge to reconsider his order to award $975,000 to Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.
The money was a settlement for Wilcox's lawsuit against the county, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Officials say County Treasurer Charles "Hos" Hoskins filed his motion to intervene Friday.
Hoskins wants to question whether the judge's order sidesteps his statutory duty to sign off on county expenses.
Wilcox sued the county over claims she had been victimized by Arpaio and Thomas in their so-called corruption investigations between 2008 and 2010.
Wilcox was indicted, but a Superior Court judge threw out the charges and ruled they had been filed for political reasons.
Her attorney reached a tentative settlement last month with former County Manager David Smith.
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