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01/2008

Terry Goddard, Steve Owens Announce Arizona Joining Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 2, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens today announced that Arizona is joining a lawsuit brought by California against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to uphold the right of states to regulate greenhouse gas pollution from automobiles.

Terry Goddard Announces 11 Men Indicted in Drug Case

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 10, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of 11 men on drug-related and money laundering charges.

The case involves a joint investigation with the Phoenix Police Department. During the execution of a search warrant this morning at the home of defendant Adam Mena Angulo, 34, of Phoenix, a Phoenix Police Officer was shot in the hand. Angulo was arrested and booked into Maricopa County Jail.

Terry Goddard Announces MySpace to Adopt Multiple Safety Measures

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 14, 2008) In a victory for child safety on the Internet, Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that MySpace has agreed to take significant steps to better protect children on its social networking Web site. The agreement on Key Principles of Social Networking Sites Safety includes the creation of a broad-based task force to develop age and identity verification technology.

Phoenix Women Indicted for Stealing Checks at Friendly House

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 14, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of Julie Ann Perez, 47, of Phoenix, on one count of fraud and four counts of theft, and Virginia Isla Kathleen Tudor, 22, of Phoenix, on one count of fraud and three counts of theft. The defendants are charged with stealing over $198,000 from the Friendly House, a Phoenix community-based organization.

Perez was arraigned in Maricopa County Superior Court today. Tudor was arraigned late last year.

Terry Goddard Announces Settlement of Sex Harassment Lawsuit

(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.

Terry Goddard Joins Letter Questioning EPA’s Delay on Emission Rules

(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.

Man Extradited from Mexico to Face Forgery, Identity Theft Charges

(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.

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