AZCentral:  Three years ago, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas was investigating county supervisors, county employees and judges, saying he was the only elected official courageous enough to root out corruption.

Because of those investigations, Thomas and two of his former deputies must appear before an ethics panel at the Arizona Supreme Court starting at 11 a.m. Monday. For two of them, the outcome will determine if they can continue to practice law.

The hearing, resembling a trial in many ways, is expected to last five to nine weeks and will feature an all-star county cast of witnesses including Sheriff Joe Arpaio, retired judges, elected officials and top county employees.