(Phoenix, Ariz. – Nov. 19, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of former Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (AZDVS) Director Patrick Chorpenning, Sr., of Peoria, on charges relating to his alleged misuse of public money, procurement fraud and conflict of interest violations.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nov. 20, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today called on Health Net, a Connecticut-based insurance company, to immediately notify its Arizona policyholders whose personal, medical and financial information was either lost or stolen in a data breach that occurred six months ago.
He said further that his Office will open an investigation to determine whether a state law requiring prompt notification was violated.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 24, 2009) With the first big day of the holiday shopping season coming on “Black Friday,” November 27, followed by “Cyber Monday” on November 30, Attorney General Terry Goddard today offered his top five tips for holiday shoppers.
“In this time of tight budgets for most Arizona families, it is especially important to be alert to scams and other consumer pitfalls this holiday season,” Goddard said.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 23, 2009) In an effort to make young people aware of the tragedy of elder abuse, Attorney General Terry Goddard, the Arizona Area Agencies on Aging and the Arizona Elder Abuse Coalition have partnered to sponsor the 2010 “Why Should I Care about Elder Abuse?” student arts competition.
“This is the second year we have held this competition, and it has helped increase attention to elder abuse,” said Goddard. “While my office continues to prosecute those who commit this crime, only through awareness can we stop abuse before it begins.”
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 24, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard issued the following statement today on the completion of “Operation Stolen Hope,” announced earlier this afternoon in Las Vegas. This operation is the latest in a series of federal-state law enforcement sweeps targeting loan modification and foreclosure rescue scammers nationwide. It included 118 enforcement actions against alleged loan modification scammers by the FTC and 25 states, including two from Arizona.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 25, 2009) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard today urged parents and anyone buying toys for children this holiday season to take steps to avoid toys contaminated with potentially dangerous levels of lead.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nov. 27, 2009) The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) 2009 Winter Meeting will be held in Phoenix next week. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will be joined by Attorneys General from across the country for the three-day conference that will run Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 1-3, at the Arizona Biltmore.
(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.