Trump supporter Sheriff Joe Arpaio charged with criminal contempt
The Maricopa County sheriff was charged with criminal contempt by a federal judge.
A criminal trial was the worst-case scenario for the sheriff after he admitted to violating a federal judge’s order to stop enforcing civil immigration laws.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton’s order was signed two weeks before the general election, in which Arpaio is running for his seventh term.
A trial is set for Dec. 6 in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. If he’s convicted, the 84-year-old sheriff could face up to six months in jail.