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Judge unseals court records of AZ governor's mentally ill son

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Her son's troubles were not something Brewer discussed much with colleagues during her 14 years in the Legislature, nor in her time on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors or her six years as secretary of state. But nothing was hidden: The records were open.

That all changed, though, in January 2009. Just days before she was scheduled to be sworn in as governor, her son's lawyer convinced Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pendleton Gaines to seal the entire criminal record.

Such action is relatively unheard of in Maricopa County.

Aaron Nash, a special counsel to the Clerk of Superior Court, said there were 40,000 criminal cases handled in 2009. Out of that, he said, just four were sealed.


3 Comments in Response to

Comment by Justin Tyme
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I wish you all would quit calling them "Pirates".  They're "Privateers".  You're giving Pirates a bad name! ;-)


Comment by Powell Gammill
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You are right it is dirty politics.   The kind where a governor taking office uses the power of her position to get a corrupt black robed pirate to conspire with her to cover up a family member's rapist activity through a mechanism unavailable to mere commoners.

Comment by Anonymous
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It is politics of the lowest, most foul kind, and if Goddard was any type of man he would have taken to a public mic and denounced it as such the instant he heard about it.   Heard anything from Mr. Goddard?  Hmmmmm??

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