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02/2004

Statement by Attorney General Terry Goddard on Colorado City

Statement by Attorney General Terry Goddard on Colorado City 

Thank you for coming this afternoon.  I appreciate the opportunity to share with you what the Attorney General’s office has been done with regard to Colorado City. 

I am proud of the efforts my office has taken to make sure every child in Arizona is safe and secure.  Of course, I cannot comment on our work with abused and neglected children because we must protect the privacy of these children and their families.  

Goddard Accounced the Settlement of the Consumer Fraud Lawsuit

Attorney General Terry Goddard announced the settlement of the consumer fraud lawsuit filed by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office against Labor Ready, Inc. Labor Ready Southwest, Inc., and Labor Ready Properties, Inc. for alleged violations of the Check Cashers Act and the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.  Among other concessions, the settlement requires Labor Ready to pay $150,000 first in restitution to eligible current and former employees and then, after paying restitution, the balance goes to non-profit organizations.

Phoenix Man Indicted on Multiple counts of Theft and Fraudulent Schemes

Phoenix man indicted on multiple counts of theft and fraudulent schemes

Phoenix - Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today the indictment of John Alden Adkisson for one count of Fraudulent Schemes, and 14 counts of Theft. Mr. Adkisson, a former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) agent, is accused of taking over $45,000 in payment for immigration services, but provided no services.

Terry Goddard Announces Agreement with Evening Weight Loss Formula

Terry Goddard announces agreement with Evening Weight Loss Formula

PHOENIX - Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today an agreement with Edward D’Alessandro to stop the marketing and sale of the dietary supplement Evening Weight Loss Formula.

“This agreement is a good result for the Arizona consumer,” said Mr. Goddard.  “With so much interest in weight loss products, it is important to protect consumers from those products that don’t perform as they claim.”