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Board of Supervisors: Voyles’ court security plan shot down

Sat, Jun 1, 2013

Pinal County

FLORENCE — A proposal from the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to spend $100,000 on increased court security provided by the Sheriff’s Office did not pass at Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

The proposal died due to lack of a motion.

Roger Valdez, justice of the peace in the Casa Grande Justice Court, said he preferred to pay for increased security through court enhancement fees because receiving $100,000 in RICO funds (money seized from criminal operations) from the Attorney’s Office was contingent upon having Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies in the courtrooms.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Board of Supervisors, Roger Valdez, Justice Court, Lando Voyles, Paul Babeu

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