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09/2005

Flagstaff Defendants Found Guilty

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Sept. 12, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the guilty verdicts of Alfredo Ortiz, 30 and Pedro Arias, 24, for the murder of Marko Winslow, 19, of Flagstaff. The Coconino County jury returned guilty verdicts September 7. The jury also found the defendants guilty of robbery and aggravated assault.  

Terry Goddard Warns Immigrant Community to Beware Of Companies Advertising "Servicios de Notarios"

(Phoenix, Ariz. - September 7, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the settlement of two cases in which notary publics placed ads in Spanish language publications to draw clients based on their misinterpretation of the term “notarios.”  The two firms played off different meanings of the English word “notary" and the Spanish word "notario."

Evacuated Students Need to be Accepted by Arizona Schools, Goddard and Horne Say

(Phoenix, Ariz. - September 2, 2005) Arizona schools have a legal responsibility to promptly enroll students who have come to this state after being forced from their Gulf Coast homes by Hurricane Katrina, Attorney General Terry Goddard and State School Superintendent Tom Horne said today. 

"These students need to be given a place in our schools as soon as possible," Goddard said. "It's the right thing to do, and it is also the law." 

Terry Goddard Warns of Fake Hurricane Katrina Charity Appeals

(Phoenix, Ariz. – September 1, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned Arizona residents to be on the watch for fraudulent Hurricane Katrina charity appeals. 

One example is a letter claiming to be from a Tulane University student asking for financial support to help her get back on her feet.  The letter said she lost everything but a change of clothes and having to fly back to Tucson put a huge financial strain on her family.  The letter requests financial assistance. 

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