(Phoenix, Ariz. – November 17, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that National City Neighborhood, LLC, Frank J. Konarski, Gabriela Konarski, Frank E. Konarski, Patricia Konarski, and John F. Konarski, the owners and managers of the FGPJ Apartments in Tucson, will pay $150,000 to settle a fair housing lawsuit.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – November 4, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard sent a letter to Congress today urging members to uphold the role of the states in enforcing consumer protection laws as part of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). The letter offers reasons for not preempting state laws and for supporting state enforcement of new CFPA regulations.
Goddard was joined in the letter by Attorneys General from 39 other states and territories.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - November 6, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard will host a Crime and Fraud Prevention Forum in Bullhead City on Thursday, November 12, beginning at 6 p.m. The forum will take place in the Bullhead City Hall, 1255 Marina Blvd.
Goddard will be joined by Mojave County District 2 Supervisor Tom Sockwell, Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan, Bullhead City Mayor Jack Hakim and Bullhead City Police Chief Rodney Head.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nov. 9, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Tucson Vice-Mayor Regina Romero today invited Southern Arizona residents to join them at a Tucson Senior Anti-Crime University on Friday, Nov. 20, starting at 8 a.m. The event will take place at the Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz, in Tucson. Goddard and Romero will be joined by other local leaders in law enforcement and issues affecting seniors.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 9, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard and law enforcement officials from across the state are inviting Arizona seventh and eighth graders to participate in the ARIZONA METH PROJECT’S annual “Meth NOT EVEN ONCE” poster contest to raise awareness of the dangers methamphetamine abuse.
“Our statewide efforts to cut meth use among teens have shown results, but we still have a long way to go,” said Goddard. “It is my hope that by giving youth the opportunity to reach out to one another, we can do even more to fight this devastating drug.”
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 13, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers about a “phishing” scam purported to be from Credit Union West, a Glendale-based financial institution, requesting personal information.
Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile customers have received text messages stating that their Credit Union West account has been suspended because of unusual activity. The text messages provide a phone number for the customers to call to get their account back in good standing. Cox Communication customers have also received voicemails with similar messages.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Nov. 13, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for recognizing the potential harm to the public posed by alcohol energy drinks.
The agency sent a letter today to 30 beverage makers that gives them 30 days to produce evidence that the combination of alcohol and caffeine is safe.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – November 16, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced a $3 million, multi-state settlement with VONAGE, one of the nation’s largest providers of an Internet-based phone service known as “Voice over Internet Protocol.”
The settlement requires VONAGE to make significant changes to its marketing practices, to honor consumer cancellation requests and provide refunds to eligible customers.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nov. 17, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today invited Yavapai County homeowners to participate in a foreclosure prevention webinar on Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m.
The webinar is hosted by Goddard, the Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force and Fannie Mae. Topics to be discussed include resources provided by the federal Making Home Affordable program, important timelines and options for those facing foreclosure, the do’s and don’ts of loan modifications and the red flags to avoid loan modification fraud.
(Phoenix, Ariz. — Nov. 30, 2009) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (invited) will speak with reporters on Tuesday starting at 5:15 p.m. following the first day of the National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.