Former Mayor of Superior Pleads Guilty To Attempted Theft

Jayme Valenzuela, the former Mayor of the Town of Superior, pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Theft, a class 6 undesignated felony. In July 2016, a State Grand Jury indicted Valenzuela on one count of theft.

The investigation began when the Superior Town Council hired an auditor who determined Mayor Valenzuela used the town’s debit card on eight separate occasions to obtain more than $2,300 in cash between August 2013 and December 2014. Two of the withdrawals were at the Wild Horse Pass Casino, and the other six withdrawals occurred at various bank machines in Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Valenzuela repaid the funds after the audit was complete.

Valenzuela is scheduled to be sentenced on May 3rd, 2017. He faces a probation term of up to 3 years under the terms of his plea agreement.

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  1. Why do I fully expect his punishment will be “harsh” compared to Mr. Radke`s of the Pima County Sheriffs Department whose crimes took place over years and involved tens of thousands of dollars of improper use of taxpayer funds? Could it be because the U.S. Attorney in the Radke case is an Obama (President Lawless) appointee while Valenzuela`s punishment will be appropriate, in accordance with sentencing guidelines?

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