Terry Goddard Joins Attorneys General Urging Congress To Enact Measures to Thwart Identity Theft

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 31, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard has joined 45 other state Attorneys General urging Congress to help protect consumers from identity theft by enacting national security breach and credit freeze legislation.  The proposed laws would require businesses entrusted with personal financial data to notify consumers if their company’s data files are breached and allow consumers to put a credit freeze on their accounts. 

Suspect Indicted for Making and Selling Fake IDs

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 27, 2005)  The Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an indictment against Maria del Carmen Castejon Nava of Phoenix for manufacturing and selling fake identifications.

Nava was indicted on five counts related to the sale and production of false identifications.  She was charged with one count of illegally conducting an enterprise, one count of trafficking in the identity of another person, two counts of forgery and one count of criminal possession of a forgery device.

Glendale Residents found Guilty on Meth Charges

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 26, 2005)  A Maricopa County Superior Court jury found three Glendale residents guilty of charges stemming from the manufacture of methamphetamine and child exposure to the toxic drug.  The verdicts were announced Monday.

The defendants, Mickey C. Rosenquist, 31; Maren L. Fowler, 30; and Richard S. Stephenson,31, appeared to live together in a Glendale home along with Rosenquist’s and Fowler’s sons who were under five years old. In April 2004, police found a meth lab in the home’s garage along with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the house.

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.”

*** 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. 

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.

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.

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.