Arpaio being sued for allegedly pursuing case trying to do political damage to Flake: report

Arpaio being sued for allegedly pursuing case trying to do political damage to Flake: report
© Greg Nash

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an ally of President Trump, is reportedly being sued for allegedly pursuing a case meant to hurt Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R), one of Trump’s most vocal GOP critics.

The Associated Press reported Friday that Austin Flake, one of the retiring senator’s sons, filed the malicious-prosecution lawsuit, which will go to trial on Dec. 5, claiming Arpaio pursued felony animal cruelty charges against him and his then-wife in an effort to hurt his father politically.

In June 2014, Austin Flake and his wife were charged in a case relating to the deaths of 21 dogs. The dogs reportedly died when the air conditioning in the room they were staying in stopped working. Austin Flake and his wife were watching the dogs at…

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