Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores ha agreed to take over prosecution of two Maricopa county supervisors after a judge ruled the Maricopa County Attorney could not prosecute because of a conflict of interest.
County Supervisors Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox were indicted in December by a grand jury. Stapley was indicted on 22 counts alleging he misused campaign funds. Wilcox was indicted on 42 felonies related to funds she allegedly voted to approve for a Hispanic social service agency that circuitously loaned her money.
A statement from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said, ”the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has for months sought to have outside prosecutors address these matters, yet the Board of Supervisors has delayed and obstructed these appointments at every turn.
While the County Attorney's Office has the right to appoint special prosecutors, we want to put an end to the needless and costly delays associated with the Board's actions.
Therefore, we are sending the Stapley II matter, and the case against Mary Rose Wilcox to the Gila County Attorney's Office. We thank Gila County Attorney Flores for her consideration of these serious matters.”