Scam Alert: Do Not Call Scam

(Phoenix, AZ—July 17, 2003) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizona residents of a recent scam in which unscrupulous people are calling consumers registered on the national do-not-call list claiming to represent the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and asking them for their financial information.  

Attorney General's Office Wins Major Conviction on 17-Count Drug Case

(Phoenix, AZ—July 17, 2003) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard today called the conviction late yesterday of a Yuma man on drug-related charges “a major victory for law enforcement.” 

Noel Haro had been indicted on 17 counts in January of 2002, including selling or transferring cocaine and marijuana and money laundering. A jury in the Superior Court in Maricopa County yesterday found him guilty of all 17 counts. Because the jury found Haro to be a “serious drug offender” in four of the counts, he could receive a maximum penalty of 260 years in prison. 

Carl Arnal Could Be Sentenced to As Much As 23 Years in Prison

(Phoenix – July 8, 2003) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced the indictment of Carl Arnal, 44, 3141 W. Stoneybrook Trail, Tucson for four counts of theft and one count of conducting a fraudulent scheme. The indictment charges Mr. Arnal with stealing approximately $660,000 from clients (La Hermosa Church, Freeway Enterprises, Inc., Su Casa Produce, and Red Dog Rebuilders) through his business, Consortium of Public Adjusters, 2200 E. River Rd., Suite 120, Tucson.

Attorney General Goddard Announces $3.75 Million Settlement with Qwest

(Phoenix – July 7, 2003)  Attorney General Terry Goddard announced the settlement of the Consumer Fraud lawsuit filed by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office against Qwest Corporation and Qwest Wireless LLC.  Among other concessions, the settlement requires the company to pay to the State $3.75 million for attorneys’ fees, costs of investigation and litigation, and for a program of on-going consumer education and services.