(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 31, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of Bruce T. Riley, 41, of Chandler on nine counts of theft, one count of fraud and one count of insurance fraud. Riley is the owner of The Glass Guys Auto Glass Company. He pleaded not guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 30, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Raymond Merolle, Jr., 42, of Cave Creek, was found guilty by a Maricopa County Superior Court jury of two counts of theft and one count of arson. The jury returned the verdict late Tuesday afternoon.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 30, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that John Blann, 34, Chino Valley, was sentenced Monday to two years in prison and seven years probation upon his release from prison. Blann pleaded guilty to two counts of theft last October in the Yavapai County Superior Court.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 29, 2008) With only a few days to Super Bowl Sunday, Attorney General Terry Goddard is reminding fans still searching for tickets to be mindful of fraud artists.
Arizona law allows people to resell tickets as long as they are sold more than 200 feet from the event. For those still hoping to purchase tickets for Sunday’s game, Goddard offers the following advice:
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 28, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Arizona Department of Health Services Director Susan Gerard today announced a settlement with four Phoenix area bars and their owners resolving allegations that they violated the Smoke-Free Arizona Act.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 28, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with Southwestern Furniture of Wisconsin, LLC, doing business as Ashley Furniture Homestore, resolving consumer complaints of very late and/or defective deliveries and allegations of deceptive advertising.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 25, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Ruben Rosendo “Casho” Camargo Plaza, of Cananea, Mexico, has been extradited to Phoenix to face charges of forgery, trafficking in the identity of another and conspiracy. He was booked into Maricopa County Jail and will be transferred to Cochise County to stand trial.
According to court documents, Camargo, 49, was charged in March 2007 with creating and selling fake resident alien cards and other identification documents. He fled to Mexico before he could be arrested.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 24, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that William Charles Veach, 33, was indicted last week on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse in the 2001 death of 17-month-old Cassandra Castens. Veach was arrested over the weekend in Kingston, Okla. He waived extradition and will be transported to Phoenix.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 23, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today expressed concern that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has yet to issue proposed regulations regarding carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Last April, the U.S. Supreme Court established that the EPA has authority to issue such regulations under the Clean Air Act.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 17, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement resolving a sexual harassment lawsuit against Drexel Diesel Service, L.L.C. and Drexel Service Center, L.L.C. The lawsuit alleged that owner, Jim Carrillo, Sr., sexually harassed Lizzie Brown and Marilyn Alvarez, two female employees, by subjecting them to unwelcome and offensive sexual comments, innuendos, touching and propositions for sex. It further alleged he retaliated against them for opposing the harassment.