Village Voice Media Execs Arrested For Revealing Grand Jury Secrets

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David Carr New York Times

Two executives from Village Voice Media -- a company that owns a number of alternative weeklies including The Village Voice, The LA Weekly and The Phoenix Times -- were arrested Thursday night in Phoenix on charges that a story published earlier in the day in The Phoenix New Times revealed grand jury secrets.

Michael Lacey, the executive editor, and Jim Larkin, chief executive, where arrested at their homes after they wrote a story that revealed that the Village Voice Media company, its executives, its reporters and even the names of the readers of its website had been subpoenaed by a special prosecutor. The special prosecutor had been appointed to look into allegations that the newspaper had violated the law in publishing the home address of Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio's home address on its website more than three years ago.

The weekly and its leadership has been in a long running battle with Mr. Arpaio, after the weekly published a series of stories about his real estate dealings.

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