• Judge ruled Arpaio’s traffic patrols that targeted immigrants were unlawful
  • Prosecutors say he violated order to promote immigration enforcement efforts

Former sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking a final rebuke for a politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was ultimately booted from office by voters.

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