(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 31, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a multi-state $500,000 settlement with ChoicePoint, a Georgia-based company, resolving allegations that it failed to adequately maintain the privacy and security of consumers’ personally identifying information stored in its database. Goddard joined 43 other state Attorneys General in this settlement.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -- May 7, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard said today he will review a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling in the criminal case against Maricopa County School Superintendent Sandra Dowling before deciding whether to seek review from the Arizona Court of Appeals by special action or return to a grand jury for reconsideration.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 7, 2007) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and ADEQ Director Steve Owens today announced that Clean Harbors Arizona, LLC (Clean Harbors) has agreed to pay $45,000 in penalties under a consent judgment with ADEQ for hazardous waste violations at the company’s south Phoenix facility.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 7, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard is inviting Wickenburg residents to help him dedicate the newest Attorney General’s Satellite Office on Monday, May 14, beginning at 1:45 p.m. The office is located at the Wise Owl Senior Center, 255 W. Washington in Wickenburg. It will be open on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 4, 2007) Seniors throughout Arizona are helping Attorney General Terry Goddard find con artists who target older residents through mail solicitations.
“Seniors Strike Back” is an operation that enlisted senior volunteers from throughout Arizona to save their junk mail during April. Beginning Monday, May 7, in honor of Older Americans Month, the Attorney General’s Office will collect and sort the mail and then take legal actions against companies or people who violate Arizona’s consumer protection laws.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 4, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers about a door-to-door magazine sales scam that is targeting cities throughout Arizona.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 2, 2007) The Pinal County Board of Supervisors today voted 3-0 to appoint James P. Walsh as the new Pinal County Attorney. Walsh will be sworn into office on Friday, May 18. He will replace current County Attorney Robert Carter Olson, who has been appointed to the Pinal County Superior Court by the Governor.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 2, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of Edward Anthony Purvis, 38, of Chandler, on one count of bribery and four counts of harassment of public employees. A second defendant was indicted on similar charges, but the name is being withheld until the defendant is served.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 8, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $19.5 million settlement with Purdue Pharma resolving two allegations regarding Purdue’s promotion of the narcotic pain medication OxyContin.
According to court documents, Purdue allegedly encouraged doctors to prescribe OxyContin for uses not approved by the FDA. The complaint also alleges that the company failed to adequately disclose the potential for addiction, abuse and diversion of OxyContin for illegal use.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 9, 2007) Christopher R. Breiland, 37, today pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on charges related to identity theft and possession of child pornography. Marie Ann Siegel, 42, was arraigned earlier this week on similar charges and also pleaded not guilty.