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06/2007

Assistant Attorney General Paula Bickett Receives National Award

(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 21, 2007) Paula S. Bickett, an Arizona Assistant Attorney General, was presented with the prestigious Marvin Award by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). Bickett is Chief Counsel for the Civil Appeals Section of the Solicitor General’s Office. She received the award Wednesday during NAAG’s summer meeting held in Atlanta, Ga.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's Clean Water Act Program

(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 25, 2007) The United States Supreme Court today upheld the transfer of the Clean Water Act surface water program from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to the State of Arizona. The Court's decision reverses the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which held in 2005 that the program transfer was in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act.

Scottsdale Man Indicted on Bribery, Harassment Charges

(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 26, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of Gregg Lawrence Wolfe, 45, of Scottsdale, on one count of bribery and four counts of harassment of public employees.

Wolfe was indicted in May with co-defendant Edward Anthony Purvis. A warrant for Wolfe’s arrest was issued after he evaded service of the indictment. Wolfe was served the indictment on Monday by Scottsdale Police and taken into custody.

Attorney General Gets Nationwide Relief for Apartment Seekers with Disabilities

(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 28, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the settlement of a housing discrimination lawsuit against AIMCO Properties, LP and AIMCO Los Arboles, LP (AIMCO), resolving allegations that their Chandler property refused to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. AIMCO is the largest owner and operator of apartment communities in the United States.

Attorney General Warns of Phone Scam Targeting Seniors

(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 29, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers of a phone solicitation scam offering Arizona seniors an identification card that is supposedly being sent to all U.S. senior citizens.

The Attorney General’s Office has learned that seniors are receiving calls from someone offering the phony ID card. The caller then offers a “medical card” that requires the person’s name and bank account number and sometimes pressures the senior to provide this information.

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