(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 23, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Raymond Merolle, 42, of Cave Creek, was sentenced to 7.25 years in prison by Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner James T. Blomo. Merolle was found guilty in January of two counts of theft and one count of arson.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 23, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced that Rodney Fielding, 50, and Lisa Fielding, 46, of Tempe, today pleaded guilty in a land investment fraud scheme that cost investors more than $1.87 million. Rodney Fielding pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud, and Lisa Fielding pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal control of an enterprise.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 27, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $9.3 million settlement with Express Scripts Inc., one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits management (PBM) companies. Goddard joined 29 other state Attorneys General in this settlement.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 29, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Department of Financial Institutions Superintendent Felecia Rotellini today announced that Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Edward Burke has ruled that Virtual Realty Funding Company (VRF) and its owner Kenneth D. Perkins violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and state banking laws and ordered them to pay $1.2 million in restitution and civil penalties.