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08/2011

AG Horne To Recognize Youths for Their Efforts To Combat Tobacco Sales To Minors

PHOENIX (Friday, August 5, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne will officially recognize the efforts of 31 Arizona youths who are part of the Arizona Youth Tobacco Counterstrike Program prior to Saturday’s Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Among those being recognized is Andres Godinez, who has accumulated an impressive 149 hours as a minor volunteer for the program, and whose service is coming to an end as he approaches his 18th birthday. He will receive the Top Achievement Award for his dedication.

AG Horne Files Action Asking Courts to Stop Cannabis Clubs From Illegally Operating

PHOENIX (Monday, August 8, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today filed a civil action against four Phoenix-area cannabis clubs and one individual that falsely claim to be operating lawfully under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). The action is for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief and is filed on behalf of the State and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

State Files Petition Requesting the High Court Overturn Ninth Circuit Ruling

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer and the State of Arizona today filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for review of lower-court decisions that blocked critical elements of SB 1070, The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.

Today’s filing represents Governor Brewer’s steadfast commitment to defend SB 1070 and protect and defend the safety and wellbeing of Arizona’s citizens.

Statement from Governor Jan Brewer

Attorney General Tom Horne Statement

"I am not surprised by today’s ruling of the 11th Circuit Court of appeals," Horne said. "It is a victory not only for the states like Arizona that filed this lawsuit against the Obama health care plan, but it upholds valuable constitutional principles. When I took office in January, one of my first acts was to join the Governor on behalf of Arizona in this lawsuit because the individual mandate is clearly in violation of the U.S. Constitution. This court agrees with that assessment and I am confident that should this matter reach the U.S.

Consumer Alert: AG Horne Urges Consumers To Be Cautious About Potentially Bogus Online Car Sales Scam

PHOENIX (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)  --  Attorney General Tom Horne, in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, today issued a notice to consumers about a burgeoning online car sales scam.  In this scam, criminals list cars for sale online at very low prices.  When a buyer shows interest, the sham seller provides a compelling story explaining that the unusually low price is set because the seller needs cash immediately to pay for medical care, to facilitate a divorce, prepare for an overseas military deployment, or a similar story. 

AG Tom Horne Announces 2 Grants To Help Fight Crime

HORNE ANNOUNCES $110,000 GRANT FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CJRIP)

PHOENIX (Friday, August 19, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne announced today that a grant for $110,000 has been awarded from the Criminal Justice Records Improvement Program (CJRIP). The primary focus of the grant will be to improve the timeliness, completeness, accuracy and accessibility of the state’s criminal justice information system, with an emphasis on criminal history information.

AG Horne Warns Homeowners: Mortgage Lawsuit Scam Hits Arizona

PHOENIX (Monday, August 22, 2011)  --  Attorney General Tom Horne today issued a warning to consumers to be wary of any notices or advertisements that claim to offer homeowners facing foreclosure “complete forgiveness of the loan” or other monetary relief if they join a class-action lawsuit.  Such ploys are likely a pretext to collect illegal up-front fees for foreclosure assistance.

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