Arpaio fights back against federal investigation

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PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under investigation by three separate federal groups. Now, he is demanding an investigation of the investigators.

Arpaio vs. feds

Sheriff fights back against federal investigation - azfamily.com's Jared Dillingham reports Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under investigation by three separate federal groups but now, for the first time, he is fighting back.

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Arpaio has hired attorneys in both Phoenix and Washington, D.C., to defend his department and go after the feds.

Three federal teams are investigating allegations that the sheriff's office discriminates and improperly handles illegal immigrants.

The sheriff is accusing officials at the departments of Justice and Homeland Security of teaming up and scheming against him.

He says they're violating ethics rules by illegally working together, sharing information and lying to MCSO officials.

During the investigation, Arpaio plans to continue his controversial hard line approach to illegal immigration.