Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey of Village Voice Media (formerly New Times) were arrested
at their homes in Phoenix last night after their Phoenix New Times
allegedly published secret grand jury information:
Michael Lacey, the executive editor, and Jim Larkin, chief executive, where arrested at their homes after they wrote a story that revealed that the Village Voice Media company, its executives, its reporters and even the names of the readers of its website had been subpoenaed by a special prosecutor. The special prosecutor had been appointed to look into allegations that the newspaper had violated the law in publishing the home address of Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaioâs home address on its website more than three years ago.
The weekly and its leadership has been in a long running battle with Mr. Arpaio, after the weekly published a series of stories about his real estate dealings.
Here's the story
written by Lacey and Larkin, published yesterday, that prompted the arrests. The paper's website has more