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May 29, 2014 6:43 PM by Eric Ross

Maketa to Comptroller: I wish I was your heating pad

EL PASO COUNTY - News 5 has obtained documents that clearly refute Sheriff Terry Maketa's assertion that he did not have an inappropriate relationship with the woman in charge of his department's budget.  In hundreds of text messages and emails between Comptroller Dorene Cardarelle and Terry Maketa, who is married, the two talk about having sex, personnel issues, department violations, and even reference drug addiction.  We are publishing only a small portion of those emails to protect the privacy of Maketa's family and other Sheriff's Office employees.

Click here to read some of the exchanges between Sheriff Maketa and Comptroller Cardarelle.

The release of these documents comes on the same day that The El Paso County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to ask Sheriff Maketa to resign, while acknowledging that they did not have the power to force him from office.

Click here to read a statement released by El Paso County Commissioners Thursday afternoon.



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