Sheriff Paul Babeu’s lawyer threatened to deport his gay, Mexican, former lover
The Phoenix New Times has a stunner of a report on Pinal County Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu. The four-page exposé complete with astonishing photos, might just bring an end to the political aspirations of the man who jumped to John McCain’s aid during his worrisome 2010 Senate race. Babeu, it will be remembered, provided border hawk cover to the amnesty-prone McCain as the duo trekked along the border and Babeu declared, “ Senator you’re one of us.”
After this report, McCain may well be hoping those words are faded from memory.
Last night, the Arizona Republic put four reporters on the racy New Times article which it runs today with the banner front-page headline: Article‘s claim: Babeu threatened alleged boyfriend. The newspaper also provides a video link to a Channel 12 report showing Babeu scurrying away from reporters.
Previously, the daily newspaper filed this report in which it sought public records verification of Babeu’s inflated claims from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, DHS and other federal agencies.
There have been other reports questioning Babeu’s seemingly meteoritic rise from the headmaster of a Massachusetts“therapeutic” school for troubled youth to a ubiquitous shaven headed lawman. The controversial DeSisto School was as problematic as its students, with allegations of abuse, fraud, falsified credentials and financial woes. After the death of owner and unlicensed therapist Michael DeSisto in 2003, the school closed, the records apparently vanished and the rest is history.
The shocking New Times article can be read here. We recommend it on an empty stomach. This is the self portrait Babue sent to a gay men’s site called men4men.
Here’s Babeu with Jose Orozco — in happier times.