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10/2004

Consumer Information Regarding the Human Smuggling Case

If you purchased a car from a car dealer whose business has been seized by the Department of Public Safety, your purchase contract is still considered valid.  That means you can keep the car and continue to use it.  It also means however, that you must continue to make payments under the terms of the contract you signed.  You should send your payments to the Attorney General's Office until this is sorted out.  

Please include with your payment:

Terry Goddard to Open the 2005 Techathalon: Arizona Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs Showcase Students' Technological Abilities

(Phoenix, Ariz. – October 20, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard will welcome more than 250 participants to the third annual Techathalon on Saturday, October 22, at 9 a.m.  This “techie” competition will be held at the Harry & Sandy Rosenzweig Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.

Fair Elections Begin with Knowing Your Voting Rights

(Phoenix, Ariz. – October 29, 2004)  Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard wants to make sure the 2004 election goes without controversy.  This list of voting rights for Arizona voters should answer some important questions before they head to the polls on Tuesday.

“Voting is a fundamental right.  It is generally a simple and straight forward experience,” Goddard said.  “On rare occasions voters may have questions or encounter special circumstances.  I hope the following points will help avoid confusion.”

Terry Goddard Announces Patent Law Abuse Settlement

(Phoenix, Ariz. – October 20, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the settlement with drug maker Organon USA, Inc. and its parent company Akzo Nobel N.V. for misleading the US Food and Drug Administration about the scope of a new “combination therapy” patent it had received allowing the company to extend its monopoly over the antidepressant drug, Remeron and its generic equivalent.

Attorney General Terry Goddard will join other state and local officials to recognize October 2004 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

(Phoenix, Ariz. – October 20, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard will join other state and local officials to recognize October 2004 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Goddard will announce efforts to bring the CUT IT OUT Program to Arizona.   CUT IT OUT is a nationally recognized program with the goal of bringing awareness about domestic violence to cosmetologists nationwide.

Terry Goddard to Open the 2004 Techathalon

(Phoenix, Ariz. – October 15, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard will welcome more than 175 participants to the second annual Techathalon on Saturday, October 16 at 9:00 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale-Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch.

Participants from throughout Arizona and parts of California will compete in four different technology areas including graphic design, presentation design, technology knowledge and computer troubleshooting and technology knowledge.  The students will work in teams to produce the best possible projects.

Terry Goddard to Join Seniors to Celebrate 30 Years of Service

(Phoenix, Ariz. – October 15, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard will keynote the Pinal-Gila Senior Council 30th Anniversary celebration in Casa Grande on Saturday afternoon, October 16 at the Property Conference Center.

The event’s theme, “Aging:  If It’s Not Your Issue, It Will Be” highlights the changing face of Arizona as the senior population will make up one third of the State’s total population before mid-century.

Flu Vaccine Information

(Phoenix, Ariz. – October 14, 2004)  The Arizona Attorney General’s Office recommends Arizona residents and health care providers look out for price gouging related to the flu vaccine.  Residents should contact the Attorney General’s Office and file a complaint with the Consumer Information and Complaints Unit at 602-542-5763 or visit the Web site at www.azag.gov.

Joint State and Federal Financial Task Force Dismantles Major Criminal Organization Tied to Human Smuggling

(Phoenix, Ariz. – October 4, 2004)  Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton today announced the crackdown on local used car dealers that provided Arizona human smuggling organizations with transport vehicles and the break up of one of those organizations.  The investigation led to the seizure of 11 used car lots located in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.