Trump Justice Dept. Supports Joe Arpaio's Bid To Have His Conviction Nullified

The Trump Justice department supports ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to have his conviction nullified according to Politico. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

The Trump Justice department supports ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to have his conviction nullified according to Politico.

Former sheriff Joe Arpaio is entitled to have the guilty verdict and all rulings in his criminal contempt of court case formally nullified by the court as a result of the pardon President Donald Trump issued last month, the Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday.

Responding to a request from U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton, federal prosecutors acknowledged that there is no legal precedent that squarely answers the question of what should happen when someone receives a pardon after a verdict is reached (in this case by a judge) but before the conviction is officially entered.

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