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Report: FBI Wanted to Charge Arpaio

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with the media in Phoenix. Organizers of th
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with the media in Phoenix. Organizers of the effort to recall Arpaio face long odds in turning in the more than 335,000 valid voter signatures required by the 5 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013, deadline. They have struggled to raise funds, have had to rely mainly on volunteers to collect signatures and are mounting a campaign against a politician who has a base of devoted supporters. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

FBI agents investigating Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former County Attorney Andrew Thomas and their top deputies on abuse-of-power allegations believed they had sufficient evidence to charge some of the probe’s targets, The Arizona Republic reported.

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