Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich




Terry Goddard Partners With Cox Communications to Fight ID Theft

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 7, 2005)  According to the Federal Trade Commission, Arizona ranked first in ID theft complaints among all states last year, and metro Phoenix ranked number one among all metropolitan areas in the country.

Terry Goddard is pleased to announce a new partnership with Cox Communications and the Attorney General’s Office to provide the tools and information consumers need to keep their identity safe.

State Agencies to promote CUT IT OUT, A New Domestic Violence Awareness Program

(Phoenix, Ariz. – October 7, 2005)  In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, representatives from the Attorney General’s Office, the State Board of Cosmetology and the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) will join thousands of salon professionals at the Southwest Beauty and Nail Show to promote Arizona’s CUT IT OUT program. Sue Sansom, Executive Director of the State Board of Cosmetology, and Leah Meyers, Director of Domestic Violence Services for ACADV, will be at the hair show on Monday, Oct. 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Terry Goddard Opens Satellite Offices in San Luis and Somerton

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 12, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the opening of the newest Attorney General Satellite Offices located in San Luis and Somerton.  

Goddard will visit the offices and greet volunteers and located elected officials during a trip to the area on Friday, Oct. 14. Goddard will be at the San Luis office at 11:30 a.m. and at the Somerton office at 12:30 p.m.  Both events are open to the media.

Yuma Jury Finds Far West Water & Sewer Guilty on Five Charges

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 16, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the guilty verdicts of Far West Water & Sewer in a case resulting from the deaths of two Yuma sewer workers in October 2001.  A Yuma County jury found Far West guilty on five of the six charges filed against the company.  The jury announced its verdicts on Friday, Oct. 14.

Attorney General's Office Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit with Tucson Holiday Inn Express Hotel

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 18, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with Tucson Holiday Inn Express hotel located on West Grant Road. The consent decree settles a September 2005 lawsuit alleging the hotel violated the civil rights of a former front desk clerk who was fired after notifying her general manager she was pregnant.

Attorney General's Office Files Petition for Quo Warranto in Smith Case

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 20, 2005)  The Attorney General’s Office today filed a petition in Maricopa County Superior Court requesting a Writ of Quo Warranto to remove David Burnell Smith from public office. The Attorney General is authorized to bring a Quo Warranto action against a public official who holds an office without the proper legal authority to do so.

*** Consumer Advisory *** Terry Goddard Warns Consumers About Fake Sweepstakes/Lottery Letters

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 20, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizona consumers about fake sweepstakes/lottery letters circulating in Arizona. A Cottonwood resident received a letter from a company called “Trust Group Services” notifying her she was a winner of the DE-Lotto Australians Sweepstakes. 

Maryanne Chisholm Found Guilty on all Counts

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 21, 2005)  A Tucson jury today found Maryanne Chisholm guilty on 58 criminal charges including 54 counts of selling unregulated securities, two counts of illegally conducting an enterprise and two counts of fraud.

“Frauds like this exploits investor trust, and undermines their confidence,” said Attorney General Terry Goddard.  “I’m thankful the jury saw through the deceptions.”