(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 31, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting arguments that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate climate change pollutants from motor vehicle exhaust.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 3, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the seizure of $1 million from a defendant who tried to post a cash bond in that amount with bags of money believed to be illegal drug smuggling proceeds.
Armando Molina-Gamboa, 43, of Phoenix remains in custody after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Thomas W. O’Toole found that the money was illegally obtained, and if accepted by the court, the bond could not guarantee Molina-Gamboa would appear at future hearings.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – August 8, 2006) The monsoon season has again brought high winds and rain to Arizona. As residents deal with cleanup and repairs, Attorney General Terry Goddard cautions them to be careful of unsolicited contractors going door-to-door and offering help.
“These scam artists have begun to show up in neighborhoods across the state looking to make a quick dollar,” Goddard said. “They seem friendly and interested in helping homeowners fix storm damage to their homes. Don’t fall for it – they will take your money and run.”
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 9, 2006) A former state employee was sentenced today to 30 days in jail and three years supervised probation after pleading guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court to one count of fraud. She was accused of using others’ welfare benefits for personal gain.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 10, 2006) A man wanted for murder in Florida and a female companion, who were living in Avondale, were indicted this week in Phoenix on ID theft charges stemming from an investigation conducted by the Phoenix Identity Theft and Economic Crimes Task Force.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – August 10, 2006) - Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $70 million settlement with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over allegations that the drug company set fraudulently inflated prices for certain GSK drugs purchased by consumers, insurers and other payers. He joined four other states and class action plaintiffs in the settlement.
(Phoenix, AZ – Aug. 10, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers about a new phishing scam circulating in the Phoenix area. Consumers have notified Goddard's office of emails requesting personal identifying information using Chase Bank and Wells Fargo logos.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – August 16, 2006) A Phoenix man was sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised probation after being convicted of defrauding the State Compensation Fund of Arizona (SCF), the state agency that provides workman’s compensation coverage for more than 54,000 Arizona employers.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - August 16, 2006) For the second straight year, the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) has honored the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Web site, this year giving it the Best Overall award. The award was presented at the CWAG annual meeting last week in Anchorage, Alaska.
The CWAG Awards Committee commended the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for the Web site’s visual impact, design, ease of use, unique attributes and high-quality content.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 17, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Councilman Greg Stanton will join the Microsoft Get Net Safe tour next week, an effort to promote Internet Safety in schools, at home and at work. The 12-city tour brings together community organizations and government agencies along with Microsoft to encourage online safety.