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Ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio duped by Baron Cohen

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 16:52:30-04

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he is among the political figures duped by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during interviews for his upcoming Showtime series.

The former sheriff of metro Phoenix and current U.S. Senate candidate says the comedian posed as a Finnish actor and wore a disguise during an October 2017 interview in Los Angeles. Arpaio said the producers told him the show was about the top 20 most famous people in the United States.

Arpaio, who is running for U.S. Senate, says he's not sure if he'd take any legal action. If he likes the interview, he says maybe he'll send a thank you note.

The show premieres Sunday.