Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich




DEA, Arizona AG to Hold Press Conference on Prescription Drug Bust Involving Mohave County Physician

(Phoenix, Ariz. — July 13, 2009) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Elizabeth W. Kempshall and Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will hold a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. to announce the results of a two-year long investigation involving the illegal distribution of prescription drugs. The press conference will be held at the DEA’s Phoenix Office, 3010 N. 2nd St. 

Goddard Files Suit Against Massive Real Estate Fraud Scheme

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 9, 2009)  Attorney General Terry Goddard has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against numerous Tucson real estate professionals and businesses alleging a sophisticated, multi-million-dollar real estate fraud scheme.  

The lawsuit, filed in Pima County Superior Court, alleges that the defendants engaged in a sophisticated system of fraud that led to the filing of foreclosure notices on more than 130 homes and caused substantial harm to investors, lenders and rent-to-own homebuyers. 

Terry Goddard Announces Indictments in Pinal County Fraud, ID Theft Case

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- July 8, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced indictments of four Pinal County residents on a long list of fraud, forgery, ID theft and drug charges.  

The defendants are Albert Robbs, 51; Larry Garcia, 47; Cheryl Ann Parsons, 33, and her mother, Carol Louise Lewis, 61. All four live in Florence.  

Tempe Union High School Bookstore Manager Charged with Embezzlement

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 8, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Rebecca Sue Soto, 49, of Tempe, has been indicted on one count of fraudulent schemes and artifices and one count of theft, both class 2 felonies. 

Between July 2006 and July 2008, Soto allegedly embezzled over $192,000 from Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD), where she had been employed as bookstore manager for McClintock High School since 1992.   

Terry Goddard to Co-Host Crime Prevention Forum in Tucson

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 6, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Tucson Ward 4 City Councilwoman Shirley Scott will host a Crime and Fraud Prevention Forum in Tucson on Wednesday, July 8, beginning at 6 p.m. The forum will take place at the William Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr. 

Goddard and Scott will be joined by local law enforcement officials, including Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall, Tucson Police Chief Roberto A. Villaseñor and representatives from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office.