Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich




Terry Goddard Issues Opinion on Air Quality Control Measure

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 15, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today released a legal Opinion making clear that enforcement of a 2007 state law requiring the paving and stabilization of parking lots and driveways to help control air pollution would not result in a taking of property requiring compensation.

State Senator Carolyn S. Allen requested the Opinion to clarify the relevant state statutes, and specifically, whether they would be considered a taking that would require compensation.

Attorney General’s Office to Argue State v. Johnson at U.S. Supreme Court

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 8, 2008) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in an Arizona case regarding a Tucson police officer’s pat-down search of Lemon Montrea Johnson during a traffic stop.

Assistant Attorneys General Joe Parkhurst and Kent Cattani will represent the State in the case of State of Arizona vs. Lemon Montrea Johnson on Tuesday at 8 a.m. MST.

Supreme Court Upholds Probable Cause in Seizing Western Union Transfers

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 5, 2008) The Arizona Supreme Court has declined Western Union’s petition to review the issue of whether the Court of Appeals improperly found probable cause to seize money transfers, in an order issued late Thursday. In the same order, the Court granted review of two other issues appealed by Western Union.

In response, Attorney General Terry Goddard said:

Tucson Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Forgery

(Phoenix, Ariz. – December 2, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that former real estate agent Roy Keith Fife, 47, of Tucson, pleaded guilty to fraud and forgery charges at a hearing in Pima County Superior Court on Monday.

At the hearing, Fife admitted forging the signature of a client for whom he served as a residential real estate sales agent. Fife forged the signature on loan documents to facilitate the sale of the client’s property. Through this sale, Fife obtained a commission of more than $100,000.