FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference at the Sheriff's headquarters in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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The six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix has been found in contempt of court for disobeying a federal judge's orders in a racial profiling case, bringing the lawman who calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff" a step closer to a possible criminal contempt case that could expose him to fines and even jail time.Shortly thereafter, Snow said he will issue an order on remedies and whether he will refer the case for criminal contempt.The civil contempt finding doesn't disqualify Arpaio from holding office. It's unclear whether a criminal contempt finding would prevent him from serving as sheriff. Arpaio has acknowledged violating Snow's orders, including letting deputies conduct his signature immigration patrols 18 months after the judge barred them.The contempt case also examined a secret investigation by the sheriff's office that opponents say was intended to discredit Snow.Snow said the inquiry was relevant to the contempt case because it raises questions about whether Arpaio testified truthfully about it.
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