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.
Valenzuela was served with a summons to appear in court on August 04, 2016 at 8:30 am at 175 W. Madison, Third Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Sheila Madden.
All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
For additional information, members of the media may contact Mia Garcia, Director of Media Relations at (602) 339-5895 or Mia.Garcia@azag.gov.
For a copy of Valenzuela’s indictment.