Jodi Arias denies making claims against MCSO, Arpaio asks officials to investigate filing

PHOENIX - Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be coming to Jodi Arias' defense, after the convicted killer and her team of representatives denied making recent claims against his office .

Court documents surfaced over the weekend , allegedly from Arias, claiming she was infected with hepatitis C while incarcerated, is video monitored while she uses the restroom, and has mail screened by jail workers.

The claims were reportedly filed earlier this month in federal court.

Arias and her defense team on Monday said they had nothing to do with the filing.

“If Arias or her legal team did not file this document, then it is safe to presume that someone perpetrated a fraud on the federal document and quite possibly a fraud against this inmate,” Arpaio said in a Tuesday release. “The act should not be taken lightly or overlooked.”

The documents filed request a temporary injunction and temporary restraining order against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and TV host Nancy Grace.

Arpaio said he will ask the appropriate federal agency to investigate the matter to determine if a crime was committed. 

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