Joe Arpaio leaves a federal courthouse in Phoenix earlier this month. The former Maricopa County sheriff was found guilty Monday of criminal contempt, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

The former sheriff for Maricopa County, Ariz., was found guilty Monday of willfully ignoring a federal judge's order. The case stemmed from his campaign against illegal immigration.

(Image credit: Angie Wang/AP)

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