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08/2006

Terry Goddard Seizes $1 Million in Illicit Bail Money

(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.

Terry Goddard Warns Consumers about Home Repair Scams

(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.”

Terry Goddard Reaches $70 million Settlement with GlaxoSmithKline

(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.

Arizona Attorney General’s Web Site Receives Award

(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.

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