Today Arizona Criminal Lawyer David Michael Cantor discusses the recent news that former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas used RICO funds inappropriately. As reported in the Arizona Republic between November 2008 and March 2010 Thomas’ office spent $127,000 of RICO funds with four different private law firms representing the Attorney’s and Sheriff’s offices in civil court cases.
David cites a number of quotes from the article that put these actions into question by numerous law enforcement officials. It looks like yet again Andrew Thomas was abusing his power in very unethical ways. The question now is when will action be taken by the Arizona State Bar and various investigators working on this case?