Terry Goddard Announces $125,000 Settlement Over Deceptive Car Ads

(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.

Terry Goddard to Participate in Graham County Events

(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:

Inaugural Reception

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 Information:

Event: Inaugural Reception

When: April 4

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Graham County Historical Society Museum

3430 West Main St., Thatcher, Ariz.

Attorney General's Office Wins Two Court Actions Against Western Union

(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.