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Sheriff Paul Babeu's Ex-Boyfriend Speaks to CNN: VIDEO


CNN's Miguel Marquez sat down with José, the ex-boyfriend of Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu in an interview:

"Jose" said his immigration status is current and legal. He said he travels back and forth home to Mexico on a 10-year, US tourist visa that allows multiple-crossings of the border. He also said he was running a business in Arizona called Website Results LLC and claimed it's legal to run the business in the country, even on a tourist visa.

Watch two segments featuring parts of the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. No, it's not legal to run any business in the USA on a tourist visa. That admission invalidates his legal status in the US.

    Posted by: AG | Feb 20, 2012 5:18:37 PM

  2. I'm pretty sure that AG is correct.

    Posted by: Rhea | Feb 20, 2012 5:21:26 PM

  3. Arizona Corporation Commission
    State of Arizona Public Access System

    Website Results Llc
    Jose Orozco
    2600 W. SUMMIT PL
    CHANDLER, AZ 85224

    Posted by: Oliver | Feb 20, 2012 5:39:13 PM

  4. Will someone please take that comment down? Everyone has been trying to keep his name out of the news...

    Posted by: Stufromoz | Feb 20, 2012 5:56:58 PM

  5. I'm sorry but if you say the name of the biz and your name is on it and it comes out then you can't keep you name out of the news

    Posted by: Kevzin | Feb 20, 2012 6:03:04 PM

  6. Why would anyone be against immigrants starting businesses IN the United States?

    Posted by: Matthew | Feb 20, 2012 6:03:07 PM

  7. Why is hiding his face? And name? These reporters are not doing a good job at investigating him. Oh wait, that's right we don't have journalists anymore!

    Posted by: MAC | Feb 20, 2012 6:06:52 PM

  8. They're hiding his face because it furthers the sensationalism of the story and keeps him looking like a victim. Mac is right, we don't have journalists anymore. We have carnival barkers.

    Posted by: JPatrick | Feb 20, 2012 6:11:14 PM

  9. my friend's aunt makes $80 every hour on the internet. She has been out of work for 8 months but last month her check was $8721 just working on the internet for a few hours. Here's the site to read more...

    Posted by: roy | Feb 20, 2012 6:14:43 PM

  10. We are all missing the point here. The Hypocrisy and Lies from the Arizona Sheriffs is just outrageous! and I really do believe that the Sheriffs did threatened the boyfriend with deportation which makes it even worst. What a piece of scum this dude really is! Another Republican idiot caught with lies! SHOCKING

    Posted by: Josh | Feb 20, 2012 6:15:30 PM

  11. Let me get this straight, all you Babeu sympathizers--you want to investigate Jose for WHAT crime exactly. Babeu didn't accuse Jose of anything except perhaps being a disgruntled Ex. Last I check that wasn't a crime. It's Jose who said he was threatened. Also On CNN Babeu's lawyer said they always knew Jose was here legally. So what purpose does it serve to print Jose's information? You want reporters to investigate the victim???

    Jose said he was intimidated & threatened by Babeu because Babeu had power as a sheriff. So now what, you published his info so you can have people harass & threaten a migrant worker???? Sick.

    Posted by: sara | Feb 20, 2012 6:20:29 PM

  12. There's no such thing as a 10-year visitor's visa, and you sure can't do business on a visitor's visa.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 20, 2012 6:23:53 PM

  13. Andy you've gotta get rid of spammers in the comments, it's F&^%ing annoying. Register with Disqus or something. Anyhow, I'm with the folks who say blurring him out is sensationalistic BS. He's done nothing wrong, he's in the States on a legit visa, he should show himself. The sheriff boyfriend is a piece of work no doubt, but there's no need for the cloak-and-dagger media bit.

    Posted by: irritated | Feb 20, 2012 6:27:23 PM

  14. "On CNN Babeu's lawyer said they always knew Jose was here legally. So what purpose does it serve to print Jose's information?"

    Because Republicans consider all Latinos to be illegal.

    That's one of the many reasons why the [arty is going down in flames.

    Babeu was just on with Leslie Blitzer for what seemed like hours -- yammering away.

    Leslie being a Republican doormat, never asked the creep a seriosu question. And never brought him to own up to the fact that his party HATES gay people.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 20, 2012 6:32:05 PM

  15. I don't want to comment on the visas regs.

    But for someone to put up Jose's name and address shows a shocking disrespect......whatever the merits of his allegations. It is not up to you, Oliver, or anyone else, to publicise it.....even if it is available on "Public Access".

    Who appointed you Vigilante In Chief ?

    For shame !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 20, 2012 6:35:17 PM

  16. @Randy, I believe there's such a thing as a 10 year multi entry visitors visa. I think there are two kinds of visitor's permit. One is a BI which is a visitor for Business, a B2 is Visitor for pleasure.

    Posted by: sara | Feb 20, 2012 6:37:31 PM

  17. "There's no such thing as a 10-year visitor's visa, and you sure can't do business on a visitor's visa.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 20, 2012 6:23:53 PM"

    Shut up, there are 10 years multiple entry visas, i have friends who have them.

    Posted by: johnosahon | Feb 20, 2012 6:37:56 PM

  18. If Sheriff Babeau had not turned out to be some tall, hunky white man (albeit closeted), would some of you be so quick to defend him? If he had been some short old black man, I doubt any of you would give the matter a second thought.

    It just goes to show that gay men value looks above all else--they'll even be willing to overlook self-loathing and pandering to anti-gay bigots, as long as you've got washboard abs and a hot piece of meat between your legs. And that's precisely why we're still struggling for our rights. Time and time again we are not so much hampered by what the straights do to us, but by the actions of our own self-hating gays who feel that they need to inflict as much damage on the GLBT cause in order to prove they are worthy of being "accepted" in the larger fabric of straight society. Whether we're talking about hypocritical gay Republican public officers, or closeted male clergy, the frequency with which we find such individuals spouting hatred and discrimination while accepting backroom hookups is nothing less than shameful.

    Posted by: atomic | Feb 20, 2012 7:01:33 PM

  19. Hey JackFknTwist!

    It's like the "outing police", the victim doesn't get to decide.

    Posted by: Jeff | Feb 20, 2012 7:07:15 PM

  20. Here's the deal, Babeu is an idiot regardless of whether there's a Jose or not. After seeing what happened to Anthony Wiener and his ilk, anybody soliciting sex on a website when you're in the public eye is asking to have that exposed to the world. Given the consequences that Wiener and others have faced, to be doing so running in an election is to be wasting your time. As a Republican, he's working against his own self interest as a gay man, and as a race-baiting anti-immigrationist, he shouldn't be dating the very ethnic group he's trying to vilify. Jose is just as stupid dating this idiot. It just proves that self-esteem and intelligence are not qualities often found in the closet.

    Posted by: JET | Feb 20, 2012 7:13:13 PM

  21. I'm not defending him or anyone I just think that if you are going to come out and make charges and you have nothing to hide or have done nothing wrong why hide? It does him no good and it makes the whole thing look fishy. After all they were just on and off why get lawyers involved

    Posted by: Kevzin | Feb 20, 2012 7:15:52 PM

  22. the "victim" of such an "Outing" has only himself to blame, Jeff.

    this aint no poor defenseless adolescent living under the roof of anti-gay hellfire bigots. this is a grown man with a badge and a gun who is living a pious, hypocritical and shameful life who deserved to get Outed like this.

    he wasnt' a victim for being Outed, he's been a willing victim for YEARS ALREADY by allowing the bigotry and prejudices of the people whose favor he seeks to trump any sense of dignity, pride, courage and integrity.

    i repeat: he wasn't a victim for being Outed. He was a victim while he was Closted - with only himself to blame as he continues to support the very people whose bigoted beliefs kept him in there for 43 years in the first place.

    there are many people who struggle with coming out. may they all find their strength in their own time. but when you contribute negatively to culture, be it anti-gay or anti-BROWN, you are a part of the problem, not the solution.

    rather than worrying about being Outed, stop being a hypocritical coward in your own life. "gay" can't be used against you when you embrace being gay, and you won't embrace being gay as long as you're desperate for the approval of people who will not embrace you because you're gay.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 20, 2012 7:16:29 PM

  23. My joselito is a poor little boy in love of a very smart old man. Jose is not thing but a fool dreamer trying to live the dream. Of course he is illegal in the USA. He has a tourist visa but no tourist can run a bussiness in the USA. Its like most taco places you go. They are illegaly there but they are deliciosos. just like my mexicano.

    thats what you get when you are 40 and date guys on their 20s... DRAMA.

    Posted by: Roberto | Feb 20, 2012 7:51:38 PM

  24. So poor little victim "Jose" is in the closet (ergo the blurring of the face and the disguising of the voice) and the supposedly self-hating Republican sherriff is out and not ashamed of his sexuality or discussing it openly on national television.

    Ah, the irony......

    Seems like our little "Jose" is not only a closet case, but a liar as well (about his immigration status)......and is really nothing but a little pu$$ who got his hopes all up about getting hammered by the big ol' butch white sherriff and having had his hopes dashed, now lashes out--anonymously, of course--like a cowardly little girl.

    He is scared for his safety? Maybe he should be.

    Posted by: Rick | Feb 20, 2012 7:52:41 PM

  25. Hell hath no fury like a scorned queen...

    Posted by: Drew | Feb 20, 2012 7:55:27 PM

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