Sheriff Joe Arpaio set to testify in deposition Wednesday

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is scheduled to testify tomorrow in a deposition as part of a contempt-of-court case, for the sheriff's acknowledged violations of court orders in a racial profiling case.

 The closed-door testimony is being taken in advance of contempt hearings set next month for Arpaio and four aides for the violation of a 2011 order that barred the sheriff's immigration patrols.

Arpaio has acknowledged that he violated court orders in the wake of a ruling that found his office racially profiled Latinos. 

And although the court hearing on civil contempt charges is scheduled for next month, there is still a chance a judge could launch a separate criminal case against the sheriff. 

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