Andrew Thomas, the ex-prosecutor who spent years as a close ally of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, announced on Tuesday he won’t appeal his disbarment.
The Arizona Republic reported that Thomas released a statement saying he believed the Arizona Supreme Court would have been biased against him because he had pursued cases against lower court judges.
Thomas was disbarred earlier this month for using the powers of his office to target his and Arpaio’s political enemies with lawsuits and criminal investigations.
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