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US Department Of Justice Lawyers File Motion To Delay Arpaio Trial

The criminal contempt-of-court trial for outgoing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be delayed due to conflicts with the NCAA men's Final Four basketball tournament.

The tournament will be in Phoenix in early April. 

Court documents show U.S. Department of Justice lawyers filed a motion for a delay – based on the scarcity of hotel accommodations for witnesses and attorneys and the logistical challenges associated with the tournament.

The judge will consider the motion to move the trial.