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12/2009

Terry Goddard to Host Anti-Crime University for West Valley Seniors

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Dec. 16, 2009)  Attorney General Terry Goddard will host a Senior Anti-Crime University on Wednesday, January 6, in Sun City West. The program will start at 8 a.m. at the Sun City West Foundation. 

Goddard will be joined by local leaders and experts in consumer scams, investment fraud, personal safety, elder abuse, financial exploitation and other issues affecting seniors.

Statewide Domestic Violence Prevention Campaign Announced ‘End the Violence, End the Silence’ Campaign Expected to Reach 455,000 Women Every Week

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 17, 2009)  Attorney General Terry Goddard; Michael Bender, Regional Vice President of Walmart; and Allie Bones, Executive Director of the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, today announced a new statewide domestic violence prevention campaign, “End the Silence, End the Violence.” 

This campaign will provide women with information on how to find help and keep themselves and their families safe from domestic abuse. It is expected to reach as many as 455,000 women each week.

Scottsdale Man Given Five-Year Prison Term for Fraudulent Investment Deals

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 21, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Charles Bruce Ferguson, 41, of Scottsdale, has been sentenced to five years in prison, followed by seven years probation and restitution of $3,105,000, for operating elaborate investment schemes that defrauded at least 42 people of more than $3 million since 2005.

Ferguson was indicted in November 2008 and again in January 2009. In November 2009, he pleaded guilty to two counts of theft, a Class 2 felony.

Former Marana Police Officer Indicted on Computer Tampering Charges

(Phoenix, Ariz. – December 23, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that former Marana Police Officer Calvin Ingram, 39, has been indicted on 25 counts of computer tampering, one count of trafficking in the identity of another person and one count of aggravated taking the identity of another person. The charges include 25 Class 6 felonies, one Class 3 felony and one Class 2 felony.

Thursday: Attorneys General to Hold Media Availability on NAAG Winter Meeting

(Phoenix, Ariz. — Dec. 2, 2009) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and other program speakers will talk with reporters on Thursday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the conclusion of the National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. 

The Attorneys General will brief the media on the three days of conference meetings, which concluded with an update on strategies for combating mortgage and loan modification fraud as well as a discussion on what the future holds for the housing market.  

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