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04/2011

Statement of Tom Horne Regarding Fiesta Bowl

PHOENIX (Thursday, April 28, 2011) --  In recent weeks, there has been news coverage of a partisan comment by the Chairman of the Democratic Party, claiming a conflict of interest on my part in handling the Fiesta Bowl investigation, and my strongly-worded response to that partisan comment.  The claim of conflict was based on the fact that some individuals mentioned in the Fiesta Bowl Report had contributed to my campaign, or served on a host committee of approximately 50 people.  This does not create a conflict.  Over 1,600 people contributed to my campaign.  They are expected to follow th

Horne Asks for Injunction Against Phoenix-Area Individuals Accused of Deceptive Mortgage Loan Mod Practices

PHOENIX (Thursday, April 28, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne requested that a Maricopa County Superior Court judge prohibit two Phoenix-area individuals who offer mortgage loan modification and legal document preparation services from continuing alleged unlawful and deceptive practices.

AG Horne Announces Judgement Against Telemarketer

PHOENIX (Thursday, April 28, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that a (Maricopa) County Superior Court judge entered a judgment against an Mesa telemarketing company, which conducted business under the name Consumer Benefits Group. The court found that the company and its principals, Cory McCormick and Robert Meier, deceived elderly consumers throughout the country, claiming to sell an identity-theft protection program. 

Horne Announces Victory in Sexual Harassment Case Against ASARCO

PHOENIX (Thursday, April 28, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne said today the United States District Court has entered judgment on behalf of the State of Arizona and Plaintiff Angela Aguilar of Tucson after an eight-day jury trial based upon a claim that Ms. Aguilar was subjected to sexual harassment by her supervisors at ASARCO, LLC’s Mission Mine complex in Sahuarita, Arizona. 

Horne Joins 17 Attorneys General Nationwide to Denounce Blast by Colt 45 as an Alcoholic 'Binge in a Can'

PHOENIX (Thursday April 21, 2011) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and his colleagues from 17 states have released a letter to the Pabst Brewing Company calling on the brewer to significantly change its marketing strategy and lower the alcoholic serving content for its new Blast malt beverage.  Sold in brightly-colored packaging that appears designed to attract young consumers, the drink also contains enough alcohol in a 23.5 ounce container to quantify as binge drinking if consumed on one occasion.  Binge drinking is defined as men drinking five (women drinking four) or more servings

Joint Statement by Governor Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne re: Monday’s Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on SB 1070

“I remain steadfast in my belief that Arizona and other states have a sovereign right and obligation to protect their citizens and enforce immigration law in accordance with federal statute,” said Governor Jan Brewer. “Monday’s decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold Judge Bolton’s suspension of key provisions of SB 1070 does harm to the safety and well-being of Arizonans who suffer the negative effects of illegal immigration.”