Joe Arpaio also the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America is a member of the law enforcement of the country. He has been sheriff of the Maricopa country from the year 1993 till 2017. He has been found outspoken against illegal immigration in numerous situations. The sheriff is also known for investigating former US President, Barack Obama’s birth certificate as well. He even claimed once that the certificate is most probably forged. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Joe Arpaio in 2019.
Early Life and Biography
Joe was born in the year 1932 in Springfield. His parents are Italians and are from the Lacedonia province in Italy. Raised by his father, Joe studied till High School and soon after joined his father’s business. However, he soon got an admission in the United States Army and then served his country from 1950 to 54.
Despite a life full of adventures and life risks in the DEA, Joe married Ava in the year 1958. With his wife, Joe has two children.
Career, Awards and Nominations
Joe was stationed in France during his military days. After his army discharge, he became a police officer and moved to Las Vegas. Thereafter spending six months as an officer, Joe was appointed for the position of a special agent in FBI Narcotics. During this phase, he went to Argentina, Mexico and Turkey and then soared through ranks to get the position of DEA head in Arizona.
Soon after his DEA phase, Joe involved himself with travel venture which was his wives’ travel agency. Arpaio has in reality been accused of various misconducts over the past years. He has apparently abused powers and has misused government funds, has unlawfully enforced immigration rules and was even found guilty of election misconducts. Till this day, Joe has spent over 146 million USD after court awards, settlements and fees.
In the year 2017, Joe was found to reconsider his choice of running for office again. He even mentioned that he would do that only if President Trump asks him to do so. He has also mentioned the press that he would like to get the Republican nomination in 2018 for the US Senate.
Arpaio has been elected sheriff numerous times, starting from the year 1996 till 2012. He has during his tenure as sheriff been covered by different media channels and mediums. He appeared on TV shows from different countries as well. He even appeared in the Fox Reality channel series called, “Smile You are Under Arrest”.
Net Worth and Earnings
Joe Arpaio has a net worth of $1 million as of now. This estimated net worth might also increase once if he is elected as a Republican in 2018. He is at present in-charge of Maricopa sheriff office, prisoner transport, county jail and courtroom.
It was after years of investigation Joe Arpaio was found guilty of having a discriminatory bias against the Latin community people. He was even found to be associated with unconstitutional policy-making processes. In the year 2017, Donald Trump pardoned the misconduct of the former sheriff, and this decision sparked controversy in America.