Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich




Scam Alert: Spanish Lottery

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 28, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizonan's of 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 to this letter.

Adkisson Pleads Guilty for Defrauding Immigrants

(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.

Attorney General Goddard Warns Seniors to Be Careful When Purchasing New Medicare Prescription Drug Cards

(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.  The official 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.