Attorneys for Arpaio and the Justice Department urged Bolton to dismiss Arpaio’s guilty verdict. After taking the matter under consideration, Judge Bolton decided to do just that, dismissing the verdict with prejudice, so Arpaio is not in danger of having to deal with this matter in the future. The decision came a day before Arpaio was scheduled to be sentenced.
Arpaio’s attorney also asked the judge to dismiss all other orders and rulings that were issued during the case. Judge Bolton said she would consider it, but did not make a decision at that time.