(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 19, 2008) A year-long investigation of a major drug-trafficking and criminal fraud ring in Phoenix has led to the indictment of 94 individuals and the arrest of at least 20 today in the latest phase of “Operation Blank Check.”
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 23, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the break-up of the Garibaldi-Lopez Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), a bi-national syndicate believed to have smuggled up to 400,000 pounds of marijuana annually from Mexico into the United States since 2003.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 29, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that the Maricopa County Superior Court has dismissed Western Union Financial Services v. Terry Goddard, a lawsuit that impeded his Office’s ability to stop money transfers sent to pay human smugglers.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 30, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a lawsuit against Central Coast Nutraceuticals, Inc. (CCN) in Phoenix. The company allegedly violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act when it engaged in a pattern of deceptive practices in its online sales of nutritional products.
CCN President and CEO Graham Gibson of Scottsdale is also named as a defendant in the suit.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 31, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard is urging consumers who need to obtain converter boxes to act quickly to prepare for the digital television transition on February 17, 2009.
(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.