Soros is a supporter of Sheriff Paul Penzone of Maricopa County pleaded with the Arizona Senate to halt their investigation into the 2020 election in Maricopa County. Now it appears that he will be charged with contempt in a separate case for failing to provide data to the court.
We just covered the Maricopa County Sheriff, who was endorsed by George Soros in the 2016 election. Sheriff Paul Penzone was with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors when they pleaded with the Arizona Senate to halt the audit the county was conducting.
The Maricopa Board of Supervisors then declined to produce information that was sought for examination at one time during the audit. This has never happened before in any audit. The Board said that disclosing router data put the Sheriff’s office in jeopardy. The router information would have revealed where items were transmitted when they were transmitted, and the magnitude of the data transmission.
According to Courthousenews, penzone is now likely to face contempt charges for identical inactions in a second instance. On Thursday, a federal judge hinted that he will hold Sheriff Paul Penzone in contempt for taking too long to investigate allegations of cop misconduct.
In a pointed rebuke after the U.S. Department of Justice asked U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow in March to order a contempt hearing, Snow said Penzone’s department is “clearly” out of compliance with his 2016 court order to overhaul the investigation process.
“Even if I believe everything in the brief is true, which I don’t, I would still find the sheriff in contempt,” Snow told the attorneys early in the hearing, referring to Penzone’s response to the Justice Department’s request for an order to show cause.
The Justice Department and the sheriff’s lawyers should focus on negotiating remedies, not the moot merits of a potential contempt case, Snow said.