Arpaio Will Appeal Federal Conviction

posted by John Baibak - 

Springfield native and former Arizona  sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to appeal a contempt of court verdict in order  to get a trial by jury.  

On Monday, a judge found the former Maricopa  County sheriff guilty of misdemeanor contempt of court.  

Arpaio was  accused of taking nearly 18 months to comply with a federal judge's  order to stop enforcing federal immigration law.  

After the verdict was  handed down, it was announced that Arpaio plans to appeal in hope that a  jury will find him innocent.

(Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

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