Sheriff Joe’s Would-Be Assassins Indicted

Bob Unruh, World Net Daily, July 12, 2012

Law enforcement officers in Arizona say they have broken up an alleged plot to assassinate Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is at odds with the White House over his investigation of Obama’s birth documentation, with the Department of Justice over his crackdown on illegal aliens, and assorted criminals already in jail.

The sheriff’s office said today that three maximum security inmates were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder “stemming from a complex plot” that involved the assassination of the sheriff as well as a plot to murder another inmate.

Authorities report Mark Cons, 33, and Rudolfa Santos, 37, “members of the Mexican Mafia currently housed in the sheriff’s 4th Avenue Jail on felony counts,” were served with arrest warrants for the alleged plots.

Samual Matta, 29, “a member of a documented street gang and who is currently incarcerated in the state prison in Florence,” also was accused of conspiracy to commit murder.

Authorities say the investigation began several months ago when detectives were tipped off by an inmate in jail on multiple homicide charges that Matta allegedly was planning to assassinate Arpaio using a rifle.

“Matta, who was planning to carry out the assassination plot once he was released from jail, believed that the sheriff was personally responsible for the deportation of some of his members of his family to Mexico from their home in El Mirage, Ariz.,” the detectives’ report said.

The investigation into that alleged plot then led to information about another scenario in which the three inmates allegedly conspired to kill an inmate who was a member of a rival gang.


A spokesman for the sheriff said it was at least the third plot that has been uncovered targeting Arpaio just this year.


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  • Wrong.  They weren’t all indicted.

    There are still a few on the loose, running around the house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC.

    Oooh, I didn’t just say that, did I?  Have I gone too far, or have I not gone far enough?

  • Put that fast&furious witholder in irons.

    • Rocky Bass,

       Holder let them guns slide and people died!

  • Rocky Bass,

    I think the very idea that there was a plot means it was not serious and was probably set up by gov people. If someone really wanted to kill someone else, other than say some high level politician, they would not mention it, but JUST DO IT! 

  • slobotnavich

    This guy Arpaio sounds like a thuggish, publicity-seeking lout to me.  And I’m a hard core conservative who believes any American without a felony or a Democratic voting record should be entitled to concealed-carry rights.

    • patriotdad76

      It takes a tough individual to stand up to the media, the president, the mexican government, and the mexican mafia all at the same time.

      You sound like a dunce.

      • Major

        Well…I think  he means that 2A should be all we need to carry in this country. And I agree and resent a state forcing me to get a “permit”. 2A…is the only permit I should need.

        • It’s no coincidence that Arizona – along with Alaska, Montana, Oklahoma and Vermont are ‘constitutional carry” states. One does not need a permit to carry concealed firearms.

          •  You’re not going to like me for saying this, but I don’t like concarry in heavily black or Hispanic states.  You need the process crime of “carrying concealed w/o permit” as leverage to extract snitching from the people that don’t like to snitch.

          • Major

            Simple remedy…require all blacks to be felony free….and obtain permits. Since they’ve already proven they’re incapable of getting voter ID…we’re safe. No blacks will ever get a legal permit.

    • jackryanvb

      This slobotnavich sounds like a clueless, out of touch American dumb a**. Where have you been these last 20 years? Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a very long, successful recored of stopping the illegal immigration invasion and stopping Black gangsters from running prisons. Sherrif Joe made Black convicts wear pink underwear and eat stale bread and moldy baloney.

      •  When Arpaio started the tent hoosegows and pink underwear, the Valley hardly had any blacks.  Yet, they were still a noticeable percentage of the tent denizens.  Now that Phoenix is getting more black refugees from Southern California, they’ll be shocked to find out the idea that their new home county’s sheriff has of justice.  You just can’t keep it real in pink.

  • Major

    Joe Arpaio for President or at the very least…Attorney general to replace the disgusting criminal PM who now occupies that position.

  • I posted on the thread accompanying the article that it wouldn’t surprise me, if, – among thost papers Obama claims executive privilege over – are orders from the Obama regime to assasinate Joe Arpaio. I said that if it did come out, Obama would have to be impeached and removed from office.

    • Sheila Dinehart

      I don’t think so…there would be medals involved…Obama is the dictator America was destined for…he will never be out of office.  Like Lenin he is in for life.

  • Sheila Dinehart


    Poor guy, the sheriff.  This is what it is like to live in America and try to support The Constitution by carrying out the responsibilities of one’s job.  Some people, many people…simply  feel it is not worth it any longer.  Who can blame them? Many people think the plot and many other similar kinds of plots are merely the natural result of having a national justice department headed up by Holder…a true inside job if ever there was one.

  • jackryanvb


    Right Wing American Conservatives always make this mistake of wasting all their time and energy, their hopes and dreams in electing some Old White guy PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

    Whenever we get anyone like Buchanan, Tancredo or this Sheriff Joe Arpaio on our side, Right Wing Conservatives try get them to run for President of the United States – they have little or no  money, no organization and no chance, ZERO chance of being elected President.

    Sheriff Joe is doing great where he is. Buchanan should have run and won governor of New Hampshire, Tancredo should have run and won Governor of Colorado on the Republican ticket not some 3rd party Constitutionalist party.

    We need to learn how to be competitive and challenge to win elections and actually win elections, win power. We must stop promoting losing activities.

    We’re not making some great symbolic statement in running 3rd party Presidential candidates that win less than 2%. We look like a bunch of kooks, cranks, nut cases, societal misfits who can’t live in reality year 2012.

    • We, and I’m using “we” rather tightly, don’t have the steam to affect Presidential politics much.  A credible Presidential campaign is at least a half billion dollar affair.  Presidential candidates aren’t going to bother begging for pennies and nickels from us when a whole lot of monied constituencies will pony up big bucks at a time.  

      We should focus on local races, and some statewide elections we can win.  And as far as statewide races, focus on relatively smaller states.  For instance, Rand Paul could win Senator from Kentucky but no Paul, young or old, could ever be Senator from Texas.  You need a lot lot lot lot of money to be credible statewide in Texas, and too, a lot of that money has to come from the open borders lobby.  But a U.S. Senator from Kentucky has the same single vote out of 100 that a U.S. Senator from Texas has.

    • bluffcreek1967

      “Some Old White guy for President”?? What do you propose as an alternative? Some slick, good-looking young White guy – someone like Obama who can woo the politically naive with his charm and double-talk? I agree that conservatives sometimes make the mistake of trying to get their favorite right-wing public figure to run for the Presidency; and I agree that Sheriff Arpaio should remain right where he’s at.

      On the other hand, many of us are sick of the trepid, pre-packaged, so-called ‘conservative’ politicians like Romney that we’re eager to have someone who actually says what we think and holds to their convictions! I know these type of conservatives don’t generally win big elections (although the trends appears to be changing somewhat), but we seem to almost always end up with the RINO’s or the secret liberals who run on a Republican platform.

      “We need to learn how to be competitive and challenge to win elections and actually win elections, win power. We must stop promoting losing activities.” Well, yes, I concur. But how do we do that? How do we get a conservative, right-wing politician to appeal to a liberal and brain-dead public without watering down his convictions? The statement in quotations above is so general and vague – akin to simply stating, “We need to win!” I’ve found that often, though not always, when a conservative becomes the darling of the MSM or ‘popular’ in the public’s eyes, it’s usually because he has abandoned his original conservative idealogy.  

      “We look like a bunch of kooks, cranks, nut cases, societal misfits who can’t live in reality year 2012.” My friend, we will always appear this way to the MSM, liberals and most everyone else who never gives any thought to the deeper questions of our existence and society. This is the way it is, and it will most likely continue until something radical occurs in our country.

      And so, yes, we need to be smart, wise and clever as hell – yet not so much that we end up losing those convictions we know are right.  

  • KingKenton

    I believe on July 17th Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse investigators are supposed to release new information regarding their on-going investigation into Obama’s birth place / certificate. The information was described as “shocking”, and “breathtaking”. If you’re gonna use adjectives like those, the information better be good.