Trump pardons ex-sheriff convicted of defying judge’s order

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio following his conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge’s order in an immigration case.

The White House announced the move Friday night, saying Joe Arpaio, the 85-year-old ex-sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, was a “worthy candidate” for a presidential pardon.

On twitter, Arpaio tweeted several messages thanking the President for the pardon.

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