Terry Goddard Announces Indictments in Two Criminal Fraud Cases

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Oct. 29, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced indictments in two major cases of criminal fraud.

Gevorg Melkonyan, 23, of Glendale, and Elina Arutyunova, 44, of Phoenix, were indicted on multiple charges that include fraud, theft, money laundering and aggravated identity theft. They are accused of submitting fraudulent health insurance claims under the name of a Scottsdale doctor, who had nothing to do with the claims.

Terry Goddard Tells U.S. Supreme Court Arizona Employer Sanctions Law Is Constitutional

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 21, 2010)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed his final written argument in the State’s defense of the 2008 challenge to the State’s employer sanctions law.

The brief argues that the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold Arizona’s law, known as the Legal Arizona Workers Act, because Congress has specifically allowed states to impose “licensing and other similar sanctions” on employers who knowingly hire illegal workers. 

Terry Goddard Urges Greater Vigilance to Stop Cyber-Bullying Tragedies

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 21, 2010)  In the wake of several highly-publicized tragedies caused by cyber-bullying, Attorney General Terry Goddard today called upon parents, family members, teachers and administrators to take increased measures to protect Arizona’s children.

“I am deeply saddened by news of the deaths of several young people across the nation as a result of cyber-bullying,” Goddard said.  “As the father of an 11-year-old son, these tragedies hit especially close to home.”

Terry Goddard Approves New Rules to Promote Renewable Energy in Arizona, Including Solar Power

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Oct. 20, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that he has approved new rules drafted by the Arizona Corporation Commission that will require utilities to conduct periodic planning of their fuel resource mix and report to the Commission on how they will safely and reliably meet the resource needs of the state.