Mexican immigrant sues gay sheriff

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The Independent US

A Mexican immigrant who had a romantic relationship with an Arizona sheriff has filed a $1m (£635,000) notice of claim against him and the county.

Last month, Sheriff Paul Babeu – who is running for a congressional seat in a conservative district – announced he was gay and had once had a relationship with Jose Orozco while the immigrant was a campaign volunteer.

Mr Orozco has accused the sheriff of threatening to deport him if he revealed their relationship. Mr Babeu has denied any wrongdoing and has asked for an independent investigation.