Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



Enforcement Action

AG Horne Announces Consent Judgment Against Tempe Transmission Shop

PHOENIX --  Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge has approved a consent judgment in a consumer fraud case against Garo Enterprises, Inc., a Tempe transmission shop which conducted business under the name Transplant Plus Transmissions and its principals Gary Luther and Robert Brady.  Transplant Plus Transmissions sells and installs remanufactured transmissions at 1750 E. Elliot Road, Tempe, Arizona.

AG Horne Warns Homeowners: Mortgage Lawsuit Scam Hits Arizona

PHOENIX (Monday, August 22, 2011)  --  Attorney General Tom Horne today issued a warning to consumers to be wary of any notices or advertisements that claim to offer homeowners facing foreclosure “complete forgiveness of the loan” or other monetary relief if they join a class-action lawsuit.  Such ploys are likely a pretext to collect illegal up-front fees for foreclosure assistance.

AG Tom Horne Stops Abode Air From Soliciting Arizona Consumers

PHOENIX (Monday, September 12, 2011) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that his office obtained a preliminary injunction prohibiting Abode Air, as well as owner Ron Dew, from soliciting any Arizona consumers by telephone. After a two day hearing in which approximately 26 consumers testified, the court specifically found that Abode Air violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by repeatedly calling consumers after they asked to not be called, and by calling consumers who were on the national Do-Not-Call Registry.

AG Horne Asks That American Residential Services HVAC Company Be Barred From Operating In Arizona: Files Injunction in Pima County Superior Court For Alleged Consumer Fraud Act Violations

PHOENIX (Thursday, September 15, 2011) – Attorney General Tom Horne today announced his office has filed a lawsuit for injunctive relief, restitution and civil penalties in Pima County Superior Court against American Residential Services, L.L.C. alleging numerous violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. Allegations include false, misleading and deceptive sales tactics involving older consumers.

AG Horne Announces A New Program Of Sting Operations Produces First Consent Judgment

PHOENIX (Monday, October 17, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that his first auto repair “sting” has resulted in a $40,494.63 Consent Judgment against Econo-Lube N. Tune, Inc., a Delaware corporation that owns and operates Econo-Lube N’Tune & Brakes and Meineke locations throughout the United States. The Meineke/Econo-Lube location at 6829 N. 7th Street in Phoenix was selected as the subject of the AG’s investigation as a result of consumer complaints.

AG Horne Files Complaint in Pima County Alleging Consumer Fraud Violations Against Mortgage Capital USA, Inc.

TUCSON (Wednesday, November 9, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a court action in Pima County Superior Court alleging that Mortgage Capital USA, Inc. and its Chief Executive Officer, Gustavo R. Anaya, have engaged in a loan modification scam primarily targeting Spanish-speaking residents. The complaint alleges Defendants use deceptive means to lure distressed homeowners who hope to fend off foreclosure and then Defendants take their money without providing the services for which the consumer contracted. 

AG Horne Announces Lawsuit Accusing Phoenix-Area Gun Dealer Of Defrauding Customers

PHOENIX (Monday, December 12, 2011) -- A Phoenix-area firearms dealer is the subject of a consumer fraud lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court by Attorney General Tom Horne.

The suit contends that Lancaster Arms, LLC, which is owned by co-defendants Chester and Marsha Durda, defrauded consumers by failing to provide promised merchandise and services to dozens of customers between February of 2009 and September of 2011.

AG Office Awarded $50,000 Grant to Combat Identity Theft

PHOENIX (Monday, January 30, 2012) -- The Attorney General’s office, local law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders will hold a conference Tuesday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m. to discuss critical issues facing the state in combating identity theft. Arizona ranks high nationally having over 7,000 cases of identity theft every year. 
The meeting will bring together the organizations and individuals working on identity theft, both locally and nationally, in order for Arizona to be on the “cutting edge” of this terrible problem facing law enforcement.


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