Sheriff Penzone expected Arpaio guilty verdict

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Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone spoke about Arpaio without mentioning his name to KTAR. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone spoke about Arpaio without mentioning his name to KTAR. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
A judge found Joe Arpaio guilty of violating a court order in a racial profiling case to stop immigration patrols. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A judge found Joe Arpaio guilty of violating a court order in a racial profiling case to stop immigration patrols. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone says he was expecting a guilty verdict in the former sheriff's contempt of court case.

A judge found Joe Arpaio guilty of violating a court order in a racial profiling case to stop immigration patrols.

[READ MORE: GUILTY: Judge rules in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal contempt case]

"Regardless of who you are, if you cross the line, the justice system will hold you accountable," Penzone said on KTAR's "Mac and Gaydos" program.

Penzone says he ran against Arpaio to begin with because he thought Arpaio had undermined the public's trust in law enforcement.

[WATCH: Arpaio responds to criminal conviction]

"The more we speak about the issues relating to my predecessor, it sucks the air out of the room for the wrong reasons. I'm not going to give him any more of my time or oxygen than he deserves, and that ran out a long time ago," the sheriff said, never referring to Arpaio by name.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio]

Penzone would not say whether he thinks the 85-year-old former sheriff should serve time, or be fined.

The judge could hand down a sentence in early October.

[READ MORE: Joe Arpaio reacts to his criminal conviction]

Arpaio's attorneys plan to appeal. 

[RELATED: Arpaio still costing taxpayers money]

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