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07/2010

GAO Report Commends Work of Arizona Attorney General’s Office; Goddard Calls for More Federal Action to Combat Human Smuggling

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- July 26, 2010) A new report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) praises the pioneering work done by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to combat human-trafficking by disrupting the transfer of funds to the Mexican cartels.

The 70-page report says the Arizona approach stands as a model for stronger federal efforts to reduce smuggling of illegal immigrants across the southwest border, since most illegal border crossings are coordinated by the cartels.

Terry Goddard Accuses Scottsdale Mortgage Company of Deceptive Practices

(Phoenix, Ariz. - July 29, 2010)  Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced he has filed a lawsuit against The Guardian Group, LLC (“Guardian Group”) for engaging in allegedly deceptive mortgage loan reduction services that have cost more than 2,500 consumers millions of dollars. 

Goddard also called attention to a new state law taking effect today that prohibits foreclosure consultants and mortgage “rescue” companies from charging upfront fees. The Attorney General supported passage of the law.

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