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Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu denies threatening to deport lover

By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
An Arizona sheriff running for Congress as a Republican denied
accusations Saturday that he had threatened to deport an alleged
ex-lover, a Mexican national. In the process, he also resigned from a
volunteer position with Mitt Romney's Arizona campaign and came out as gay.

After a report published Thursday by the weekly Phoenix New Times, Pinal
County Sheriff Paul Babeu acknowledged that he had a "personal
relationship" with a man identified only as Jose.
Jose accused the sheriff of threatening to deport him after he refused
to sign an agreement stipulating that he would not disclose details of
their romantic involvement, the newspaper reported.

At a news conference Saturday, Babeu called the allegations "absolutely,
completely false, except for the


Added: Feb-18-2012 Occurred On: Feb-18-2012
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