(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 21, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Santa Cruz County School Superintendent Robert Canchola, 49, pleaded guilty to conflict of interest, a class six felony.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 5, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard will receive the Currin V. Shields Award by the Arizona Consumers Council at the group’s 40th anniversary dinner on Thursday evening, April 6. The award recognizes Goddard, his staff and his office’s publications that have provided valuable assistance to Arizona consumers.
The late Currin V. Shields was president of the Arizona Consumers Council from 1969 to 1980. In 1973, he started the national Conference of Consumer Organizations.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -April 6, 2006) In response to the large number of citizens who have contacted his office this week regarding a Yavapai County plea agreement, Attorney General Terry Goddard made the following statement today:
My office has received many calls and letters from people objecting to the plea agreement in the Yavapai County assault case, State v. Bennett and Wheeler.
Most of the citizens I've heard from believe the agreement is too lenient, and have asked me to review the case or intervene in some way.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 7, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Hosef Bajakajian of Tarzana, Calif. pleaded guilty to illegal discharge into waters following a gasoline spill at his Winslow facility, Super American Gas Station, in July 2004. The plea agreement requires Bajakajian to pay restitution of more than $16,000.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 7, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today commended Washington County Attorney Brock Belnap for filing new charges against Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints in Colorado City, Ariz. The charges include two counts of first-degree felony rape as an accomplice.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 7, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard and U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to call his attention to remarks made by KFYI Radio host Brian James last month.
According to a transcript, during one segment of his show, James suggested a solution to the immigration problem was to randomly pick one night a week to “kill anyone coming across the border.”
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 11, 2006) A Glendale man was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to attempting to escape from an adult correctional facility. Marquis D. Barry, 39, had been in custody with Maricopa County when he walked away from a work release program in 2001. He was taken back into custody earlier this year and entered into a plea agreement last month.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 14, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the award of $387,949 to the University of Arizona Medical Center to create a prescription drug education program. UA is one of 24 recipients nationally that will receive more than $9 million to be distributed over the next two years. The grant money is part of a $430 million multi-state settlement with pharmaceutical company Warner Lambert.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 18, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with Feliks and Bozena Mlynarczyk (pronounced MINARCHECK) resolving a 2004 lawsuit alleging that the couple refused to sell property to a California couple because of race.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 19, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Daniel A. Muller, 59, pleaded guilty to conflict of interest of a public employee, a class six felony.
Muller used his position as a financial investigator at the Arizona Department of Gaming to obtain confidential information from the Kansas State Gaming Agency about an ongoing investigation involving R. Franco USA. Muller failed to disclose he had recently accepted a position with R. Franco and used the confidential information to benefit the company.