(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 16, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning consumers of a phone scam offering phony financial grants.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 10, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Bernie “Junior” Ramirez, 34, of Phoenix, has been sentenced to 280 years in prison. Ramirez was found guilty September 7 in Maricopa County Superior Court on charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and drug possession.
The sentencing follows a month-long trial where evidence was presented that Ramirez lured two teenage girls to a Phoenix hotel room in 2004, gave them drugs, tied them up with duct tape and raped them repeatedly over the next eight hours.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 9, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Jose Angel Diaz-Quintero, 44, has been convicted on charges related to producing and selling fake Social Security and Permanent Resident cards.
During the three-day trial in Pima County Superior Court, evidence showed that Diaz-Quintero sold multiple fake documents to undercover investigators from the Arizona Fraudulent Identification Task Force. The undercover operation took place in June 2006.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 2, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Wayne McLaws, 60, of Peoria, was sentenced to two years in prison and seven years of probation for his role in two fraudulent investment programs, Dennel Finance, Ltd. and Resource Development International, Ltd. He was sentenced by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret Mahoney.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 1, 2007) Methamphetamine use is a real and growing problem in Arizona, especially among young people. According to the 2006 Arizona Youth Survey, 4.3 percent of our state's youth, ages 13-17, have tried the drug.