Phoenix, Arizona – On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted, pursuant to A.R.S. 11 – 664(B), to have the Maricopa County Attorney conduct an investigation as it relates to the duties of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen. Maricopa County Attorney Adel authorized this investigation and initiated an investigative process.
Outside council was obtained on behalf of the Board of Supervisors to conduct the investigation. With the completion and delivery of the preliminary report, the services of Cosmich, Simmons & Brown and Grant Woods are complete. The firm of Mitchell, Stein, Carey, Chapman will remain on retainer to continue analysis of outstanding evidence and finalize findings for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.