Court halts Thomas and Arpaio's criminal case against Maricopa County judge

By Nick R. Martin | January 5th, 2010 | 11:35 pm | No Comments »

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe will get to breathe a little easier for the next couple of months.

A judge in neighboring Pinal County today put a temporary halt to the criminal case against him by Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Arizona Republic reported. The case is now on hold until the state Supreme Court decides whether to toss the charges for good.

Thomas and Arpaio have accused Donahoe, one of the most powerful judges in Maricopa County, of obstructing justice and taking bribes because he ruled against them in cases earlier this year.