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05/2010

Goddard Joins Supreme Court Brief Against Demonstrations at Military Funerals and Calls on Legislature to Act

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 29, 2010) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that his office will join the multi-state amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court Case of Snyder v. Phelps. The brief opposes protests at military funerals and supports the family of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.

Terry Goddard Announces Deceptive Ad Settlements with Auto Dealers

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 5, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced settlements totaling $195,000 in two cases of deceptive advertising by auto dealers.

One settlement was reached with three Steve Coury dealerships: Steve Coury Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Inc., of Cottonwood; Steve Coury Automotive Family Inc., of Camp Verde; and Steve Coury Buick Pontiac & GMC Truck, Inc., of Cottonwood. These dealerships, which are referred to collectively in the settlement as Steve Coury Automotive, agreed to pay the State $95,000. 

Terry Goddard to Host Anti-Crime Universities in North Phoenix and Avondale

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 5, 2010)  May is Older Americans Month and a time to honor the legacies and celebrate the contributions of senior citizens.  This year’s national theme is Age Strong! Live Long!  

To celebrate Older Americans Month, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office will host two Senior Anti-Crime Universities to provide information to help Arizona seniors Age Strong!  

Terry Goddard Applauds High Court's Ruling on Sexually Dangerous Inmates

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- May 17, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard commended the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today that reversed a lower court ruling and affirmed the right of federal officials to hold inmates considered "sexually dangerous" after their prison terms end.

Goddard joined a multi-state amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court last year in support of the federal law. That brief noted that the 21 states, including Arizona, had already enacted sex offender civil commitment laws similar to the federal law.

Goddard Hosting English and Spanish Foreclosure Prevention Programs For Homeowners in Yuma County

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 18, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today invited Yuma County homeowners to participate in one of two foreclosure prevention webinars on Thursday, May 27. The first webinar will be conducted in Spanish and will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It will be followed by a second webinar in English from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Scottsdale Office Manager Given Jail Term for Embezzling over $265,000

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 19, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Kacee Sissener, 29, of San Diego, Calif., and formerly of Scottsdale, has been sentenced to two years in the Maricopa County Jail for embezzling over $265,000 from a Scottsdale medical practice. She was extradited to Arizona last year to face criminal charges here.

Consumer Alert: Goddard Warns Consumers about Credit Union Text Message, Phone Solicitation Scam

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 25, 2010)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today reminded consumers about a “phishing” scam purported to be from Credit Union West, a Glendale-based financial institution, requesting personal information.  Over the last several months, the Attorney General’s Office has seen an increase in calls regarding this particular scam.

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