….. Harris asked Kubitskey about a report of a meeting this week between Nanos and his top staff; Buddy Janes, Joseph Cameron and former Chief Deputy Chris Radtke. The sight of the current Sheriff spending time with an alleged criminal created quite a stir in the Department. Radtke has been indicted for the misuse of RICO funds while working at the Sheriff’s Department. Kubitskey told Harris that deputies would likely be reprimanded for associating with someone facing federal charges.
Sources close to Pima County leadership are floating the story that Radtke will not implicate anyone in the abuse of RICO funds other than Chief Deputy Brad Gagnepain, who took his own life earlier this year. It was widely believed that Radtke would implicate higher ups in County government, in order to get a lighter sentence. However, sources say that Radtke will take the blame, and County leadership will “take care” of his family should a jury convict him.