(Phoenix, Ariz. - June 30, 2008) A Yuma County Superior Court jury has found Vincent Lee Accardo, 59, of Yuma, guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the 1997 death of Kenneth Cloud, 55, of Bard, Calif. The jury returned the verdict on Friday, June 27, after two and a half hours of deliberations.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 3, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Gregory B. Gill, 56, of Scottsdale, was sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by seven years probation. He was also ordered to pay more than $7.8 million in restitution. Four months ago, Gil pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one count of money laundering. He is one of four defendants in this case.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 3, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Ryan Herndon, 32, of Phoenix, has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison, followed by seven years probation, and ordered to pay $2.7 million in restitution for his admitted thefts from Trend Capital Management Group, Inc. and Trend Capital, LLC. Three months ago, Herndon pleaded guilty to two counts of theft.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 4, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced today that Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) has agreed to a multi-state settlement and will pay $35 million to resolve improper billing claims. Arizona’s share is $1,069,941, which will be put back into the state Medicaid Program.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 5, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $225,000 settlement with Bill Heard Chevrolet, Inc. – Scottsdale (Bill Heard). The settlement resolves allegations of deceptive advertising and sales practices, and it requires future advertisements to be clear and not deceptive.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 11, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens today announced a $90,000 settlement with the Bradley Investment Company and its successor corporation, BXB Assets, for violating Arizona’s solid waste management statutes and aquifer protection law at the now closed Bradley Landfill, located at 4346 E. Magnolia St. in Phoenix.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 12, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $1.5 million settlement with South Carolina companies JK Harris and Company, LLC, and Financial Recovery System, LLC, resolving allegations that they misled consumers about the services available through their businesses. Goddard joined 17 other state Attorneys General in this settlement.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 18, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed a lawsuit against Sun West Video, Inc., doing business as Great Expectations for Singles (Great Expectations), a dating service located in Scottsdale, alleging that the company violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and the Arizona Dating Referral Services Act.
Also named in the lawsuit are Sun West Video’s President John R. Meriggi, Great Expectations’ Director Michael Buhler and sales representative Geri Schencker.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 20, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an $80,000 settlement with Delaware-based Kiewit Western Co. (Kiewit) for violations of the Clean Water Act that occurred as a result of the company’s discharge of silt-laden storm water from its construction sites along Highway 260 and Highway 191 in Gila and Greenlee counties.
“Protecting Arizona’s waterways is vital to ensuring healthy communities, a stable environment and a strong economy,” Goddard said. “This type of disregard for state law is unacceptable.”
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 23, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $63,500 settlement with Red J Environmental Corp. (Red J), a hazardous waste transporter based in Joseph City, Ariz., for hazardous waste violations that occurred at the company’s Phoenix facility at 3215 South 7th Street.