(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 6, 2004) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced the indictment of 14 former emission testing employees for fraudulent schemes and practices and forgery. Ruben Anselmo, Fabian E. Quintana, Victor Romo, Ramiro B. Serrano, Zadyamil Serrano, David C. Valencia, and Vincent Villalobos. Seven defendants were served with court summons detailing the charges. There are seven remaining indictments to be served.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 30, 2004) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned seniors to be on the lookout for official-looking mailings from private companies promoting “Medicare-approved” discount cards. Theofficial Medicare prescription drug discount cards will not be available until next week. Reports have surfaced that some private companies are attempting to sell fraudulent cards purportedly approved by Medicare.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 30, 2004) Attorney General Terry Goddard will participate in two events commemorating the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education – the landmark decisionending school racial segregation.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 28, 2004) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today the plea agreement with John Alden Adkisson, a retired official with the former U.S.Immigration and Naturalization Service, who pled guilty to fraud, a class 3 felony, for defrauding immigrants. Adkisson promised to provide immigration assistance to more than 20 victims. He was paid more than $70,000 for services they never received.
The plea agreement includes a five-year probation term, nine months of which will be served in jail. He also will pay $73,480 in restitution.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 28, 2004) Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizonans a Spanish Lottery scam. Letters have been sent to Phoenix area residents notifying them that they have won a Spanish lottery prize of more than $1 million. This is a scam, and residents should not respond tothis letter.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 26, 2004) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an historic settlement with Medco, the largest pharmacy benefit management company in the United States for violating state deceptive practices laws.
Three plead guilty in human smuggling case
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 23, 2004) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced the plea agreement reached with three men accused of smuggling a person across the border and then holding him hostage while seeking payment from the victim’s cousin.
Arizona Attorney General Goddard and ADEQ Director Owens Announce
$29, 000 fine for La Paz County Soil Remediation and Disposal Facility
Scam Alert – Sweepstakes Entry Form Negates Do Not Call Registration
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 16, 2004) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizona consumers about a new scheme to circumvent the National Do Not Call List.
National Victims’ Rights Week
April 18 – 25, 2004
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 16, 2004) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will join the Governor’s Office, Arizona state agencies, local police departments, criminal justice/victim advocacy agencies and the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission Office will join to commemorate National Victims’ Rights Week in various events throughout the week: