Prison Escapee's Ex-Wife Enters Guilty Plea

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nov. 30, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced that Diana Joy Glattfelder, 43, of Prescott Valley, the ex-wife of prison escapee John McCluskey, today pleaded guilty in Yavapai Superior Court to attempt to hinder prosecution, a Class 6 felony. A sentencing date has not been set.

Her plea comes a week after Claudia Washburn, 68, of Payson, the mother of McCluskey, pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution, a Class 5 felony. Washburn is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 7.

Protect Yourself from Holiday Scams: Attorney General Goddard´s Holiday Consumer Safety Tips

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 24, 2010) With “Black Friday,” the first big day of the holiday shopping season coming Friday, Nov. 26, followed by “Cyber Monday” on Monday, Nov. 29, Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that his Office has launched a special holiday web page: www.azag.gov/consumer/holiday.  The page provides answers to common questions about holiday shopping, charitable giving and other consumer problems during the holidays.

Three Phoenix Police Officers and One Former Officer Indicted for Theft

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 18, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of three Phoenix Police Officers and a former member of the Phoenix Police Department on felony charges related to money they received for off-duty security work they allegedly did not perform. 

Former Phoenix Officer George Emil Contreras, 45, was indicted on four felony counts that include fraud, illegal control of an enterprise and theft, for actions he took during his employment with the department performing off-duty security services for multiple clients. 

Terry Goddard Applauds FDA’s Letters to Alcoholic Energy Drink Manufacturers Stating That Their Products Are Unsafe and Adulterated under Federal Law

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- November 17, 2010) - Attorney General Terry Goddard commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sending warning letters today to four manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks (AEDs). The letters assert that the caffeine in their alcoholic beverages, including popular brands Four Loko and Joose, are “unsafe food additives,” making these products adulterated under federal law.  

Phoenix Man Given Five Years in Prison for eBay Fraud Scheme

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 12, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced that Eric Haywood Weinstein, 48, of Phoenix, was sentenced today by Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Steven Lynch to five years in prison on fraud charges.

In addition to the prison term, Weinstein was sentenced to six years of intensive supervised probation following his release and was ordered to pay restitution to eBay, the online auction company based in San Jose, Calif., in the amount of $900,000.

Terry Goddard Announces $628,000 Judgment in Business Fraud Case

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 4, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Maricopa County Superior Court has entered a $628,066 judgment against Vahe Zakaryan, 45, of Glendale, Calif., whose business, operating under the name Board of Business Compliance, sent deceptive solicitations to hundreds of Arizona corporations.

The judgment, entered by default this week due to Zakaryan’s failure to appear in court, also prohibits him from doing virtually any business in Arizona.