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01/2010

Consumer Advisory: Terry Goddard Offers Advice on Donating to Disaster Relief Efforts

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 14, 2010) In response to this week’s massive earthquake tragedy in Haiti, many people want to help victims by donating to a charity. Unfortunately, scam artists also emerge during tragic events.  Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is advising consumers to be cautious when donating to relief efforts and offers these tips when making donations: 

Media Advisory: Terry Goddard to Present Funding Awards to Help Struggling Homeowners

Three Tucson non-profits to receive $490,984

WHO: Attorney General Terry Goddard will present checks to three of the 12 non-profit housing counseling entities in Arizona receiving awards from the Countrywide consumer fraud settlement. Family Housing Resources, Inc. will receive $179,098, Administrative Resources and Choices (ARC) will receive $157,680 and PIO Decimo Center will receive $154,206.

Terry Goddard Receives Historic Preservation Leadership Award

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan 22, 2010)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today received a Historic Preservation “Recognition of Leadership” award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC). 

In over 18 years, Goddard held leadership positions on the Trust board. He served as Chair of the Investment Committee for the past nine years.     

Terry Goddard to Host Crime Prevention Forum in Casa Grande

(Phoenix, Ariz. - January 19, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Pinal County Attorney James Walsh will host a Crime and Fraud Prevention Forum in Casa Grande on Tuesday, January 26, beginning at 6 p.m. The forum will take place in the Casa Grande City Council Chambers, 510 E. Florence Blvd. 

Goddard and Walsh will be joined by Pinal County Supervisor Chairman David Snider, Casa Grande Mayor Bob Jackson and Chief of Police Robert Huddleston.

Terry Goddard Asks Congressional Delegation to Drop 'Nebraska Compromise'

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Jan. 15, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today sent a letter to Arizona's Congressional delegation, opposing the so-called "Nebraska Compromise" in federal health care legislation and asking them to strip it from the bill.

That provision, added in the U.S. Senate as an incentive for Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson to vote for the measure, would exempt Nebraska from paying additional Medicaid costs at the expense of Arizona and every other state. 

Time is Running Out For Entry into the “Not Even Once” Meth Poster Contest

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Jan. 15, 2010)  Attorney General Terry Goddard reminds Arizona middle school students that time is running out for participation in the 2010 Arizona Meth Project’s “NOT EVEN ONCE” poster contest.  The effort is designed to raise awareness of the dangers methamphetamine abuse poses to young people. Arizona 7th and 8th grade students are eligible to enter.   This is the first year that the contest is being extended to include 7th graders.

Poster submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on January 29, 2010. 

Phoenix Police Officer Indicted on Perjury, Harassment Charges

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Jan. 14, 2010) The Attorney General's Office announced today that Phoenix Police Officer David H. Barnes, 42, of Anthem, and Jeffrey M. Pataky, 41, of Phoenix, have been indicted by the State Grand Jury. Barnes was indicted on charges of perjury, a Class 4 felony, and harassment, a Class 1 misdemeanor. Pataky was indicted on charges of perjury and false swearing, a Class 6 felony. 

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