Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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05/2008

Terry Goddard Announces Agreement with Facebook to Better Protect Kids

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 8, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that the social networking Web site Facebook has agreed to changes to better protect children from Internet predators and inappropriate content.

Goddard joined 48 other state Attorneys General in this agreement, which is similar to one reached in January with MySpace. MySpace agreed to head a task force, which Facebook has joined, to explore and develop age and identity identification tools for social networking sites. Goddard will participate as a task force member.

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Terry Goddard Announces Arrests in Major Arms Trafficking Case

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- May 6, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the breakup of a major weapons trafficking operation in Phoenix that supplied hundreds of AK-47 assault rifles, other long guns and handguns to criminal organizations in Mexico.

Three men were arrested this morning, including George Iknadosian, owner of the X Caliber Guns store in north Phoenix. Search and seizure warrants were executed at the store and at his Glendale home. About 1,300 weapons were seized at the two locations today.

Chandler Man Convicted of Bribery, Harassment of Public Officials

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 1, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced that a Maricopa County jury today convicted Edward Anthony Purvis, 39, of Chandler, on one count of bribery of a public servant and four counts of harassment of public employees.

The person he bribed was a Chandler police officer, and the persons he harassed were a Maricopa County superior court judge, the Maricopa County Superior Court clerk and two attorneys from the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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