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PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury issued an indictment against Jayme Valenzuela, Mayor of the Town of Superior, charging him with one count of Theft, a class 5 felony. The Superior Town Council hired an auditor who determined that Mayor Valenzuela used the town’s debit card on eight separate occasions to obtain a total of $2,300 in cash between August 2013 and December 2014. Two of the withdrawals were at the Wild Horse Pass Casino, and the other six withdrawals occurred at various bank machines in Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Upon completion of the audit, Valenzuela repaid the funds.
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Mahin Khan, 18, of Tucson, charging him with Terrorism, Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism, and Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct Involving Weapons. The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Phoenix Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, including agents from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Special Investigations Section.
COCHISE COUNTY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Cochise County Grand Jury indicted former Douglas Police Department Sergeant Theodore Kulkens for Theft.
TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge ordered a Tucson business owner to go to jail for continuing to scam consumers in violation of a 2010 Arizona Consumer Fraud Judgment. In May 2016, a Pima County Superior Court Judge found Claude Thomas Kennedy in contempt of court and ordered him to pay a $100,000 fine by June 10, 2016 or face jail time. Kennedy did not pay the fine, and the court issued an arrest warrant for Kennedy on June 16, 2016. Kennedy's whereabouts are unknown at this time.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to be aware of door-to-door home alarm security scams. The scam involves using deceptive sales tactics and misleading statements to get consumers to sign up for home alarm contracts or switch home alarm monitoring services.
Attorney General Brnovich filed a response with attorney Tom Ryan, indicating he would not postpone the May 17th special election
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 4:01pm
On Monday, May 2nd the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed a lower court ruling, and determined that Arizona identity theft laws were not unconstitutional on their face. The federal appeals court overturned the preliminary injunction previously issued against enforcement of the stolen identities law by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Bill Montgomery.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:41pm
Today, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued opinion No. I16-006 (R16-002) Re: The authority of the Arizona Corporation Commission or individual Commissioners to obtain information from a public service corporation and its affiliates.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 2:54pm