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07/2007

Former DPS Officer Receives 60-Day Jail Sentence

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 31, 2007) Former Department of Public Safety Officer Chris Young, 28, of Williams, has been sentenced to 60 days in Yavapai County Jail and four years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to one count of bribery of a public servant. He was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and submit to mental health and psychosexual evaluations. The sentence includes an additional 90 days of deferred jail time.

Terry Goddard Announces $3 Million Settlement with America Online

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 11, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $3 million, multi-state settlement with America Online (AOL), one of the nation’s largest Internet service providers, resolving consumer complaints related to cancellation and refund requests. Goddard joined 47 state Attorneys General and the Attorney General for the District of Columbia in this settlement.

Terry Goddard Warns of Threatening Email Scam

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 11, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard is joining the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in warning Arizona residents of an email scam circulating in the state that involves a threat to kill.

The sender of the email, with the subject line “get back to me immediately,” claims to have been contracted to kill the recipient of the email. The email indicates the sender has a recorded conversation with the person who ordered the killing. The email also claims possession of photographs allegedly showing some sort of inappropriate behavior by the recipient.

More than 9,000 Arizona Consumers Eligible for Ameriquest Restitution

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 12, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard said today that 9,102 Arizona consumers are eligible for more than $5 million in restitution from Ameriquest Mortgage Company and its related companies as part of a $325 million national settlement of a predatory lending lawsuit against the company.

Goddard said letters and claim forms are being sent to eligible Arizona consumers this week. Consumers must mail completed forms to the settlement administrator by Sept. 10 to receive restitution.

Consumer Advisory: Tips on Spotting Summer Travel Scams

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 12, 2007) Summer may already be half over, but there is still time to take that well-earned vacation. Attorney General Terry Goddard encourages consumers to make travel plans carefully and be aware of potential travel scams.

The Attorney General’s Office has received information from Arizona travelers reaching their destination, only to find that the lodging arrangements they made were not legitimate. Travelers often lose their advance payments and have no place to stay.

Goddard offers the following advice to consumers:

Terry Goddard Elected to Lead Western Attorneys General

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 25, 2007) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard was elected Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) today during the organization’s Summer Meeting held in Anaheim, Calif.

“The Western States Attorneys General have an excellent track record of working together for the benefit of our citizens,” Goddard said. “CWAG has been a catalyst for new ideas and strategies, and I am honored to lead this outstanding organization.”

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