Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press

Jacques Billeaud

The Associated Press

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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  • FOX 10 Phoenix
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  • The Denver Post
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Recent articles by Jacques:

Arizona prisons take more steps to guard against coronavirus

Inmates in Arizona’s prisons are being offered free soap and are no longer routinely being moved between prison complexes in the latest efforts to guard against the risks of the coronavirus. → Read More

82-year-old with record of bank robberies convicted in Tucson holdup

Robert Francis Krebs faces a maximum 25 years in prison. → Read More

Arizona man charged in Nazi threat plot to remain jailed

A federal judge ruled Monday that an Arizona man will remain jailed on a charge that he and other neo-Nazis mounted a harassment campaign, mailing and posting threatening messages, at the homes of journalists and anti-hate advocates in three states. → Read More

Ex-Phoenix area sheriff declares victory despite court loss

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost a bid to erase his criminal conviction for disobeying a 2011 court order, but claimed victory Thursday after an appeal's court said the verdict no longer has any legal consequence because of President Donald Trump's pardon. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals explained Arpaio was pardoned before he could be sentenced and that the final… → Read More

Court keeps ex-sheriff Arpaio's conviction, citing pardon

An appeals court has denied former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid to erase his criminal conviction for disobeying a 2011 court order, saying President Donald Trump’s pardon makes it unnecessary. → Read More

Arizona church sued over decades-old abuse allegations

Both lawsuits were brought Monday under a 2019 state law that extends the right of people who say they were abused as children to sue until their 30th birthday. → Read More

More fines threatened against Arizona in prison suit

A federal judge has threatened to impose a third round of contempt of court fines against the state of Arizona if it doesn’t follow through on promises in a legal → Read More

New details released in Arizona arrest of Al-Qaeda leader

An Iraqi man living in metro Phoenix is accused of leading an al-Qaida group that authorities say killed two police officers 14 years ago on the streets of Fallujah in → Read More

Arizona loses contempt appeal in prison health care case

A federal appeals court has upheld a 2018 contempt-of-court ruling against now-retired Arizona Corrections Director Charles Ryan for failing to follow through on promises in a legal settlement to improve → Read More

Federal appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. → Read More

Federal appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law; AG Brnovich vows appeal to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. → Read More

Police: 3 Arizona children were suffocated by their mother

PHOENIX (AP) - A woman arrested on suspicion of killing her three young children told investigators that she suffocated her son and two daughters with her hands, police said in court records. Investigators say Rachel Henry, 22, told them that she thwarted an attempt by her 3-year-old son to protect his 1-year-old sister. The boy kicked and punched his mother and yelled for her to stop, but Henry… → Read More

Police: 3 Arizona children were suffocated by their mother

Police say a woman arrested on suspicion of killing her young children in Phoenix told investigators that she suffocated her son and two daughters with her hands → Read More

Arizona settles suit alleging harassment by prison officers

The state of Arizona has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former corrections officer who alleged his co-workers and supervisors repeatedly harassed him over his status → Read More

Arizona to pay $100k to settle suit alleging harassment by prison officers

The state of Arizona has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former corrections officer who alleged his co-workers and supervisors repeatedly harassed him over his status as a transgender man. → Read More

Reports detail man’s death months before son went missing

PHOENIX (AP) — Newly released police records show a man who was fatally shot last summer when picking up his son from his estranged wife in suburban Phoenix was confronted → Read More

Man accused of paying women to give up their babies resigns

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in metro Phoenix resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the U. S. The resignation of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen came after leaders in the one of the nation's most populous counties suspended and pressured him to resign after… → Read More

Official quits amid charges he paid women to give up babies

PHOENIX (AP) - An elected official in metro Phoenix resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the U.S. The resignation of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen came after leaders in the one of the nation's most populous counties suspended and pressured him to resign after… → Read More

Elected official in Phoenix quits amid charges he paid women to give up babies

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in metro Phoenix has resigned months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to → Read More

Arizona judge calls for retrial of 1 count in Texas attack

A U.S. judge refused to toss out the entire case against a Phoenix man convicted of providing guns and training two friends who attacked a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest outside Dallas but said he should be retried on a single count of transporting weapons across state lines. → Read More