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06/2011

Statement by Attorney General Tom Horne regarding the execution of Richard Bible

PHOENIX (Thursday, June 30, 2011) – “On June 6, 1988, around 10:30 a.m., 9-year old Jennifer Wilson began riding her bicycle to a ranch a mile away from where her family was staying in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her family passed her while driving to the ranch, but Jennifer never arrived. The family began to look for her and discovered her bicycle by the side of the road.

Horne Warns of Scams Associated with Wallow Fire Disaster

PHOENIX (Thursday, June 9, 2011)  --  Attorney General Tom Horne issued a warning today that Arizonans need to be wary of consumer scams and other fraudulent schemes that may appear as criminal predators take advantage of the disastrous Wallow Fire.

“Disasters such as the Wallow Fire often bring out the very best in people who work cooperatively to help each other.  Unfortunately, the opposite is also true as scam artists and frauds use the tragedy to exploit vulnerable victims or con generous people into giving to fraudulent charities,” Horne said. 

Horne: All Star Game events attracting consumer scams

PHOENIX (Thursday, June 16, 2011)  --  Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Judy Lowe, Commissioner of the Arizona Department of Real Estate are warning consumers to be on the alert against potential scams as the Major League Baseball All-Star Game approaches July 8-12.  They are also announcing today that the Department issued an Order this week against Your Stay Accommodations, Sharaud Ramey and Joshua Bleechington (“Your Stay Accommodations”), for engaging in unlicensed real estate activity in Arizona in connection with the game.

Horne argues in favor of Arizona's law requiring proof of citizenship to vote

PHOENIX (Tuesday, June 21, 2011)  --  Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne defended Arizona’s voter registration law before an 11 member en banc panel of the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Ca. this afternoon. 

In the Gonzales v. State of Arizona case, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled earlier that Arizona cannot require people registering to vote to provide proof of citizenship. The Ninth Circuit granted en banc review, which is an 11 judge panel rather than three.

AG Horne and Peoria Police Announce Sentencing of Kenneth Allen Rump for Involvement in Prescription Drug Ring

PHOENIX (Thursday June 2, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne, and the Peoria Police Department, today announced that Kenneth Allen Rump II, one of the members of a prescription drug fraud ring, was sentenced to six and a half years in the Arizona Department of Corrections on one count of Sale of a Narcotic Drug in a Drug Free School Zone, a class two felony. In addition, Rump received a five year probation sentence that will follow his stay in prison on a class three Acquisition of a Narcotic Drug by Fraud charge.