Trump pardoned his supporter, the Sheriff, who was convicted for contempt of court

© AP Photo / Pablo Martinez MonsivaisПрезидент USA Donald trump. Archival photoTrump pardoned his supporter, the Sheriff, who was convicted for contempt of court© AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The US President Donald trump pardoned his supporter of Sheriff Joe Arpayo recognized previously guilty of a crime.

«Today the President trump pardoned Joe Arpayo, ex-Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona,» — said in a release sent to RIA Novosti news Agency the statement of the White house.

«Sheriff, Arpayo now 85 years old, he has more than 50 years of remarkable service to the Motherland, he is a worthy candidate for clemency by the President», — is spoken in the message.

The arpayo several years was Sheriff of one of the districts of Arizona. In this position he became known to extremely tough attitude toward illegal immigrants. Arpayo, was also accused of abuse of power, embezzlement, failure to comply with immigration laws and elections, but these allegations were never proven in court. Earlier, Arpayo was convicted of contempt of court, the verdict in the case is expected in October.

Trump said that the Arpayo condemned for what he «did his job».

Previously, trump said, he will consider the possibility of pardon, Arpayo, he returned to this theme at the rally in Arizona a few days ago.

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