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09/2003

Yuma Drug Bust Leads to Forfeiture: Yuma County Law Enforcement to Get Check for $126,632

Yuma County law enforcement to get check for $126,632 
Yuma drug bust leads to forfeiture 

(Phoenix, AZ—September 2, 2003) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that forfeitures from a cocaine and marijuana smuggling organization in Yuma have resulted in a $126,632.78payment to Yuma law enforcement agencies. 

Clark Guilty of First Degree Murder in Slaying of Flagstaff Police Officer

Clark guilty of first degree murder in slaying of Flagstaff police officer 

(Phoenix, AZ – September 3, 2003)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Eric Michael Clark has been found guilty of first degree murder in the slaying of Flagstaff policeman Jeff Moritz. Officer Moritz was shot to death by Clark on Ruary 00, 200?.

Judge H. Jeffrey Coker reached the verdict yesterday. Judge Coker rejected the guilty but insane defense. Clark will be sentenced by Judge Coker on October 2 in Coconino County Court. 

Haro Sentenced to 4 Life Terms for Involvement in Drug Ring

Haro sentenced to 4 life terms for involvement in drug ring 

(Phoenix, AZ—September 10, 2003) Convicted Yuma drug dealer Noel Haro was sentenced to two 20-year sentences and four concurrent life sentences yesterday after a jury found Haro to be a “serious drug offender.” 

Haro was also sentenced to 12 years on 11 other drug-related charges, and ordered to pay nearly $1.5M for investigation and prosecution costs and fines. 

Goddard Announces Victory Against R.J. Reynolds in Suite Over "Winston Cup" Outdoor Advertising

Goddard announces victory against R.J. Reynolds in suit over “Winston Cup” outdoor advertising 

(Phoenix, AZ – September 10, 2003)  Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that the State has prevailed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the Arizona Court of Appeals in a suit accusing Reynolds of violating the advertising restrictions of the tobacco "Master Settlement Agreement" (MSA) in connection with Reynolds’ "Winston Cup" advertising.   

Public Invited to Meet the Attorney General and Pick Up Consumer Information Attorney General opens satellite office in Sun City to Help Senior Citizens with Consumer Complaints

Public invited to meet the Attorney General and pick up consumer information 
Attorney General opens satellite office in Sun City to help senior citizens with consumer complaints 

(Phoenix, AZ – September 19, 2003)  Attorney General Terry Goddard will officially open his Sun City Satellite Office on Thursday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. 

Goddard Statement on Do Not Call Ruling

Goddard Statement on DO NOT CALL Ruling 

(Phoenix, AZ— September 24, 2003)  Today’s District Court ruling in Oklahoma to block the Do Not Call registry is the equivalent of slamming down the phone on 900,000 Arizona consumers who registered on the federal Do Not Call lists. 

Some states have their own Do Not Call registries.  However, Arizona’s list is tied directly to the federal list.  Because of today’s ruling, our state list is now in limbo. 

Goddard Announces Agreement to Curb Tobacco Sales to Minors in Wal-Mart Stores

GODDARD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO CURB 
TOBACCO SALES TO MINORS IN WAL-MART STORES 

(PHOENIX, AZ—September 30, 2003)   Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that he and the Attorneys General of 42 other states have reached an agreement under which Wal-Mart will implement new policies and procedures to reduce tobacco sales to minors. The agreement will affect Wal-Mart stores throughout the  nation, including all 53 Wal-Mart, SAM’S CLUB, and Supercenter stores in Arizona.