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08/2007

Phoenix Couple Receive Prison Terms for Fraud, Theft

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 22, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Anna V. Solis, 38, and her husband Oscar M. Solis, 35, of Phoenix have been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of fraud and one count of theft. They also were ordered to pay $48,947 in restitution. Anna Solis was sentenced to five years probation, and Oscar Solis was sentenced to three years probation.

Terry Goddard Warns Hotel Guests About Potential Identity Theft

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 22, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned guests of a local Best Western Hotel that they could be victims of identity theft.

The general manager of the Best Western Hotel & Suites Phoenix Northern, located at 1615 E. Northern Avenue, sent a letter to about 164 customers informing them that five months ago an on-site storage area containing personal guest information was broken into and information dated between 2002 and 2006 was stolen.

Terry Goddard’s Office Providing Toy Recall Information on Web site

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 23, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today reminded consumers, especially parents and other caretakers, to pay close attention to the numerous toy recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission this summer. The Commission has issued 17 toy recalls since June 1.

Goddard recognizes the difficulty of tracking the various toys that have been recalled. In an effort to help parents find those recall notices, his Office has added links to all federal recall notices on its Web site at www.azag.gov.

Attorney General Settles with Heart Device Maker for $16.75 Million

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 30, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $16.75 million settlement with Guidant Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston Scientific and one of the world’s top three manufacturers of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs). The settlement resolves allegations that the company sold a type of ICD with short-circuiting defects without notifying consumers or doctors of the defects.

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