AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu Found Not Guilty Of Threatening Ex-Boyfriend With Deportation

Arizona sheriff Paul Babeu, a onetime GOP candidate for the House of Representatives and a point man for Mitt Romney’s campaign in the Grand Canyon State—has been cleared of allegations he threatened an ex-boyfriend with deportation if he discussed their clandestine relationship with anyone.

Babeu was in the closet when Jose Orozco, a Mexican immigrant residing illegally in the U.S. on a lapsed visa,  claimed he the sheriff and his lawyer threatened him after he refused to sign a confidentiality agreement about their affair. worked as Orozco had met Babeu when he worked as a campaign volunteer from 2008 to 2011.

Though Babeu dropped his bid for the House after the accusations surfaced, he says they were “a failed attempt to destroy” his political career. “I want the media and my political opponents to know; my name has been cleared, I shall not be silenced by your slander,” he said.

Of course this doesn’t answer questions about Babeu’s relationship with a 17-year-old when he was headmaster at a private academy in the early 2000s. But maybe it’s in the nature of Gay Republicans to make bad decisions?


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  • venomous-viper

    This is what you Latinos deserve when you date some old gringo :-) No sympathy for you Jose. You should have stayed away from the white devil. This old gringo (like most others) was simply using you because you were easy prey.

  • venomous-viper

    And for all of you control freaks and deeply offended gringos who read this, and decide to flag me (to eventually get my account frozen). Don’t worry I will be back on here to let you know the bitter truth:-)

  • stadacona

    He’s hot. Way hotter than any beaner. Deport all illegals.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @venomous-viper: It appears that I too have been flagged to the point that Queerty no longer wants to expose me to their advertisers. That’s what happens when liberals are made aware that there are legitimate, grounded opinions that don’t jibe with theirs. Oh well. For some people, living in a bubble isn’t a choice, it’s a way of life.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Look at that, Queerty unfroze my account. I sincerely hope it was because you guys acknowledge the importance of diverse opinion (without it, we all might as well be talking to a mirror). Thanks.

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