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Arpaio's raids have "created fear in the business community," Romley said, and "no one can question it has not been effective."
Arpaio said his raids have been successful in cracking down on illegal immigration.
He said 36 investigations have resulted in 415 arrests, with 277 people facing identity-theft charges. Arpaio said he is disappointed that he no longer will get state money but said the raids will continue.
"It doesn't matter. We are still going to do our job," Arpaio said. "There will be no change."
The Sheriff's Office released a statement from Arpaio saying the agency disagrees with the judge's ruling, but they intend to comply with the court order.
By willingly handing over the documents, Arpaio also avoids the spectacle of supervisors holding him in contempt.
The county is preparing to hire a policy-compliance consultant to review the information, Deputy County Manager Sandi Wilson said. The board requested detailed credit-card transactions, work assignments, a list of all detainees or defendants extradited and a list of all bank accounts dating to 2005.
County officials are concerned about some transactions and want to verify that county spending and procurement guidelines are being followed.
Eventually, Wilson said county officials will review credit-card policies of other county departments.
But with a 3,000-person workforce, the Sheriff's Office is the county's largest department, with the most credit cards.
Little noticed, last Friday the Obama administration yet again tried
to make it easier for illegal aliens to stay in the United States. In a brief
filed with the Supreme Court, the administration asked the court to
carve out a special exemption for businesses who break the law by
hiring illegal aliens.