(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 29, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of 16 defendants in the breakup of one of the largest human smuggling operations in the state’s history.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 27, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $125,000 settlement with Budget Car & Truck Sales (Budget), a used car dealership in Tucson owned by Budget Resale Inc., resolving allegations of deceptive advertising.
The settlement requires the company to pay the Attorney General’s Office $125,000, which will be used for consumer fraud education, attorneys’ fees and investigation costs. The settlement also requires future Budget ads to be clear, truthful and non-misleading.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 26, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard will take part in several events and meetings in Graham County on Wednesday, April 4. They include:
Goddard will host an inaugural reception to mark the beginning of his second term as Attorney General at the Graham County Historical Society Museum in Thatcher.
Event: Inaugural Reception
When: April 4
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Graham County Historical Society Museum
3430 West Main St., Thatcher, Ariz.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 20, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Rita Moreno, 48, of Bullhead City, has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $54,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to one count of felony fraud in January.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 19, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of Francisco Mendivil Villa, 52, and Dora Cano-Moreno, 43, both of Sierra Vista, on charges related to making false identifications for illegal immigrants. A third defendant was also indicted but has not yet been served with court papers.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 16, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers about a “phishing” email scam purported to be from the Arizona State Credit Union requesting personal identifying information.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 16, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Mickey C. Rosenquist, 32, of Glendale, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty last December on methamphetamine and other drug-related charges.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 15, 2007) The Coconino County Superior Court today denied Eric Michael Clark’s petition for a new trial based on ineffective counsel. The decision by Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton was handed down this afternoon.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 15, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced that former Arizona State Mine Inspector Douglas K. Martin pleaded guilty today to one count of conflict of interest, a class 6 felony.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 15, 2007) The Arizona Court of Appeals and Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James H. Keppel handed down decisions in the past week supporting the Attorney General’s ongoing investigations into human and drug smuggling.
“These court actions will make it harder for ‘coyote’ organizations and drug smugglers to do business in Arizona,” Goddard said.