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Joe Arpaio was one of Donald Trump's early campaign supporters before he lost his seat as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. He was convicted of criminal contempt of court but was granted a presidential pardon. (Associated Press/File)

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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In this July 21, 2016, file photo, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona walks on the stage to speak during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a new conference at the Roundhouse Gymnasium in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Jan. 26, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pauses as he answers a question at a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Phoenix. Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday, July 31, 2017, 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 as voters became frustrated over his headline-grabbing tactics and deepening legal troubles. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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FILE--In this April 9, 2004, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is shown in his office in Phoenix, Ariz. Arpaio has been convicted of a criminal charge Monday, July 31, 2017, for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants in a conviction that marks a final rebuke for the former sheriff and politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was booted from office amid voter frustrations over his deepening legal troubles.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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FILE--In this Sept. 16, 2007, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shows off vehicles advertising a hotline to report undocumented immigrants in Phoenix, Ariz. Arpaio has been convicted of a criminal charge Monday, July 31, 2017, for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants in a conviction that marks a final rebuke for the former sheriff and politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was booted from office amid voter frustrations over his deepening legal troubles. (Larry Fehr-Snyder/Arizona Republic via AP, file)

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FILE--In this April 17, 2008, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio next to some of his memorabilia in his office in Phoenix. Arpaio has been convicted of a criminal charge Monday, July 31, 2017, for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants in a conviction that marks a final rebuke for the former sheriff and politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was booted from office amid voter frustrations over his deepening legal troubles. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

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FILE- In this Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, orders approximately 200 convicted illegal immigrants handcuffed together in Tent City in Phoenix for incarceration until their sentences are served and they are deported to their home countries. Arpaio has been convicted of a criminal charge Monday, July 31, 2017, for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants in a conviction that marks a final rebuke for the former sheriff and politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was booted from office amid voter frustrations over his deepening legal troubles.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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“Joe Arpaio is in this for the long haul, and he will continue his fight to vindicate himself, to prove his innocence and to protect the public,” the former sheriff's defense attorney said in a statement.

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's defense attorneys Dennis Wilenchik and Mark Goldman leave the federal courthouse on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Phoenix. The former Maricopa County sheriff's criminal trial concluded Thursday. Arpaio is charged with misdemeanor contempt of court for violating a 2011 order to stop the patrols that a judge later determined racially profiled Latinos. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's defense attorneys Dennis Wilenchik and Mark Goldman speak to the press outside the federal courthouse on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Phoenix. The former Maricopa County sheriff's criminal trial concluded Thursday. Arpaio is charged with misdemeanor contempt of court for violating a 2011 order to stop the patrols that a judge later determined racially profiled Latinos. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Phoenix. The former Maricopa County sheriff's criminal trial concluded Thursday. Arpaio is charged with misdemeanor contempt of court for violating a 2011 order to stop the patrols that a judge later determined racially profiled Latinos. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, second from right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial with attorney Mark Goldman, left, in Phoenix. Lawyers are scheduled to make closing arguments Thursday, July 6 at the criminal trial of the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix. Arpaio is charged with misdemeanor contempt-of-court for defying a judge's order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, with a larger-than-life inflatable Joe Arpaio set up by protesters, members of the media follow former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio as he leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial with attorney Mark Goldman in Phoenix.Lawyers are scheduled to make closing arguments Thursday, July 6, at the criminal trial of the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix. Arpaio is charged with misdemeanor contempt-of-court for defying a judge's order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2009, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, orders approximately 200 convicted illegal immigrants handcuffed together and moved into a separate area of Tent City, for incarceration until their sentences are served and they are deported to their home countries, in Phoenix. Lawyers are scheduled to make closing arguments Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the criminal trial of the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix. Arpaio is charged with misdemeanor contempt-of-court for defying a judge's order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pauses as he answers a question at a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Phoenix. Lawyers are scheduled to make closing arguments Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the criminal trial of the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix. Arpaio is charged with misdemeanor contempt-of-court for defying a judge's order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is back in court, this time as a defendant. He is accused of willfully disobeying an injunction barring him from enforcing federal immigration laws. (Associated Press)

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FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves U.S. District Court after his latest hearing in the criminal contempt-of-court case against him for violating a judge's orders in a racial profiling case in Phoenix. Opening statements in Arpaio's trail are set to begin on Monday, June 26. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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FILE-In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2017 file photo Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks with reporters following a jailyard meeting with inmates of the "Tent City" section of the Durango facility in downtown Phoenix. The former longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix will go to court Monday, June 26, 2017, to defend his reputation at a trial in which he's charged with purposefully disobeying a judge's order. Arpaio is charged with criminal contempt-of-court for prolonging his immigration patrols 17 months after a judge ordered them stopped. (AP Photo/Roy Dabner, File)