Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich




State and County Officials Adopt Agreement on Luke AFB Encroachment Issue

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Feb. 4, 2010) PHOENIX – Gov.  Jan Brewer, Attorney General Terry Goddard and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today adopted an agreement to resolve a long-standing issue involving residential encroachment around Luke Air Force Base at a special meeting of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors held at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park.

DPS Employee Indicted for Illegally Accessing Databases

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 2, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Teisa Simone Mayfield Vallejo, 24, of Surprise, has been indicted on two counts of unauthorized access to criminal history.  

On June 16, 2009, while she was employed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), Vallejo is alleged to have accessed two secure criminal history record databases to search for information on her sister-in-law without a lawful purpose. She is currently on administrative leave from DPS.

Woman Charged with Defrauding Investors $500,000

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 1, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Deborah Cheryl Bennett, 56, has been indicted on eight felony counts in connection with an Arizona investment scheme that defrauded 32 investors of more than $500,000.

When she operated the alleged scheme in 2006 and 2007, Bennett was active in social and civic affairs in the Phoenix area. She subsequently moved to Kenosha, Wis., remarried and changed her name to Deborah Cheryl Paura.