Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich




Tucson Woman Who Targeted Vulnerable Adults Sentenced

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 14, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the sentencing of Michelle Tselentis, 58, of Tucson, on charges related to trafficking stolen property and financially exploiting vulnerable adults.

Tselentis, an employee at a home care health service agency that provides assistance to elderly patients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, was accused of stealing money, medicine and jewelry from several patients.

Goddard Gains $581,000 Judgment against Fraudulent Loan Modification Company

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 13, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that he has obtained a $581,533 default judgment in Maricopa County Superior Court against a loan modification company, Asset Creation, LLC, and its owner, Marvin Williamson. The judgment follows a lawsuit filed by the Attorney General earlier this year alleging that the company engaged in deceptive business practices.

Goddard Announces $458,000 Judgment in Fraud Case Involving Two Police Officers

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 8, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a judgment totaling $458,000 in civil penalties and restitution for consumers as a result of a mortgage fraud investigation and lawsuit. These enforcement actions come as part of Goddard’s continued crackdown on businesses and individuals that prey upon homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure.

Goddard Sues Two Companies over ‘Principal Reduction’ Services

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 6, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed complaints against two Arizona companies, alleging violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act in connection with the marketing of purported "principal reduction” services for home mortgages. 

One lawsuit was filed against Principal Reduction Group, LLC, of Scottsdale, and its owner, Brian Cutright. It alleges that between July and September of this year the company has charged some 100 Arizona homeowners up to $6,000 to participate in its principal reduction program.