(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. 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.
(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.
(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, 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.
(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.
(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. 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. 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. 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.