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06/2012

AG Horne Statement: The Supreme Court Decision On President Obama’s Healthcare Law

The Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare on the basis of the taxing power. This is interesting because when the bill was passed, the Democrats insisted it was not a tax as that would have been unpopular. The Court did hold, as we had argued, that the mandate exceeded the limits of the commerce power. 

Those who oppose Obamacare have an election in a few months in which they can express their view. 

Statement by Attorney General Tom Horne Regarding DOJ Filing Lawsuit Against Colorado City

“Finding a solution to the illegal activities that have been occurring in Colorado city for decades has been one of my highest priorities since taking office as Arizona’s Attorney General. I proposed legislation last year that would have eliminated the ability of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) to control and direct law enforcement officers employed by the Colorado City Marshal's office. Sadly, our legislature chose not to pass our Bill. 

Horne: Affinity Fraud Scam Nets Stiff Sentence for Key Figure

PHOENIX (Wednesday, June 13, 2012) -- Attorney General Tom Horne announced today that Mohammad Reza Amin-Sobhani (aka Robert Amini), age 61, former board member of the Al-Mahdi Benevolent Islamic Foundation of Arizona (AMBIFA), has been sentenced by Judge Warren Granville of the Maricopa County Superior Court to 14.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections to be followed by five years of supervised probation upon his release from prison. Additionally, Amin-Sobhani was ordered to pay over $3.2 million in restitution to the victims of his crimes. 

Statement of Tom Horne: Claims are Fabricated

PHOENIX (June 7, 2012) – Attorney General Tom Horne has released the following statement: 

The charges are false, absurd, and completely without merit, and I’m confident the courts will see it that way. 

This is an attack from a partisan Democrat who enjoyed working under Democrats (as shown in the “Statement of Tom Horne…” attachment), and resented working for a Republican who was elected by the people of Arizona. 

It is sad that good and honest people have to be dragged through the mud. 

A more detailed statement is linked below.

Horne Announces Attorney General Office to Pay Mohave County Sheriff $420,000.00 to Augment Colorado City Patrols

PHOENIX (Thursday, June 7, 2012) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that the Attorney General's Office will pay $420,000 to the Mohave County Sheriff for overtime pay to patrol Colorado City 16 hours per day. The hours will be staggered, so that wrongdoers can feel the presence of the Sheriff's Office 24 hours a day. 

Horne Announces Consumer Fraud Action Puts Tempe-Based Transplant Plus Transmissions Out of Business

PHOENIX (Tuesday, June 5, 2012) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge has approved an Addendum to Consent Judgment requiring a Tempe transmission shop, Transplant Plus Transmissions, to cease operations after the shop violated a previous judgment. 

The State filed the contempt petition in February alleging that Transplant Plus had violated the consent judgment they entered with the State in July 2011 by: