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Terry Goddard Announces 11 Restaurant Employees Indicted for Identity Theft

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 31, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of 11 people associated with a Tucson identity theft ring. All the defendants were employees at a Panda Express restaurant located on North Swan Road in Tucson.

The 11 defendants were indicted on one count each of aggravated taking identity of another person, a class three felony. The indictments were the result of a three-month investigation conducted by the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Organized Crime Unit.

The defendants are:

Honduran Defendant Receives Prison Term for Identity Theft

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 21, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Duany J. Zaldivar Enamorado, 35, a suspected undocumented immigrant from Honduras, was sentenced Thursday to three and a half years in prison, followed by five years probation. He also was ordered to pay restitution of $640.

In January, Zaldivar Enamorado pleaded guilty to one count of attempted trafficking in the identity of another and one count of illegal control of an enterprise. Both are Class 3 felonies.

Terry Goddard Announces $325,000 Settlement with Tucson College

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 19, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $325,000 settlement with Tucson College, a private vocational school owned by Tucson-based Southwest Business Colleges, Inc. The settlement resolves a lawsuit alleging deceptive practices, representations and advertising in connection with the school’s Criminal Justice Program, from August 2006, when the new program started, through June 2007.

Terry Goddard Files Lawsuit over Attempts to Delay Generic Drug

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 18, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today sued Abbott Laboratories and French drug company Fournier for violating antitrust laws by taking deliberate steps to delay the availability of a cheaper, generic version of the drug TriCor. TriCor is Abbott’s brand name for a drug using fenofibrate to reduce high triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

Terry Goddard Cites High Cost of Tax Refund Loans

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 18, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today advised consumers to be wary of “refund anticipation” or tax refund loans. These loans are secured by and repaid from pending income tax refunds. Money from these loans may be available a few days sooner than the tax refunds arrive, but consumers can expect to pay very high fees to borrow their own money.

Terry Goddard Announces Ruling to Prevent Retaliation Against Employees

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 14, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone has ordered DHL Express (U.S.A.), Inc., to take measures to prevent retaliation against employees who complain about an unlawful employment practice or an employee who participates in an investigation about an unlawful employment practice.

Terry Goddard Announces Disabilities Settlement with College

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 14, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $25,000 Civil Rights settlement with the Pima County Community College, resolving a lawsuit alleging that the college violated the Arizonans with Disabilities Act (AzDA) by refusing to provide a deaf student with sign language interpreters with whom she could effectively communicate.