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09/2012

Horne: Bulk of State's $57 Million in Historic Mortgage Settlement To Keep People in Homes

PHOENIX (September 24, 2012) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today released the details explaining how Arizona will utilize $57 million in Mortgage Settlement funds. This $57 million is comprised of funds awarded to Arizona as part of the National Mortgage Settlement with the five largest banks plus $10 million obtained by the Attorney General to settle a separate lawsuit against Bank of America. 

Multi-Million Dollar Consumer Drug Scheme Alleged in Lawsuit Filed by Horne

PHOENIX (Wednesday, September 19, 2012) - The state of Arizona has filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation, the nation’s largest drug wholesaler, alleging the company violated Arizona’s Consumer Fraud Act by artificially inflating the prices of more than 400 brand-name prescription drugs, costing consumers millions of dollars, Attorney General Tom Horne announced today. 

Among the drugs that are alleged to have been marked-up inappropriately are: Allegra, Azmacort, Celebrex, Coumadin, Flonase, Lipitor, Neurontin, Nexium, Prevacid, and Valium. 

AG Horne and U.S. Armed Forces Host Document "Shred-a-Thon" To Help Fight Identity Theft

PHOENIX (Tuesday, September 11, 2012) -- Attorney General Tom Horne and Arizona-based members of the U.S military are announcing a series of “Shred-A-Thon” events throughout the Phoenix area in September. 

From September 17 – 21, anyone who has personal documents to be shredded may drop off those documents at military recruiting stations Valley-wide during normal business hours. On September 22nd, the Arizona National Guard will begin a massive shredding operation at the Guard base at 5636 E. McDowell Rd. 

Horne Announces Lobbyist Connected To Fiesta Bowl Strikes Plea Deal

PHOENIX (Monday, September 10, 2012) --A lobbyist associated with the Fiesta Bowl has entered plea agreement that will result in a misdemeanor criminal conviction, Attorney General Tom Horne announced today. 

Phoenix lobbyist John MacDonald agreed to plead guilty to one count of Failure to Report Principal Expenditures, a Class 1 Misdemeanor under Arizona Revised Statutes §§ 41-1232.02(A). 

Horne Settles Mortgage Services case

PHOENIX (Friday, September 07, 2012) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has reached a settlement with The Mortgage Law Group a/k/a Macey Aleman & Searns, a Chicago-based law firm that the State accused, in a consumer fraud lawsuit, of participating in a deceptive scheme designed to collect advance fees from consumers looking for assistance in obtaining mortgage loan modifications. In nearly all cases, it is illegal for businesses to charge consumers upfront fees for loan modifications. 

Arizona Wins Secret Ballot Case

PHOENIX (Wednesday, September 5, 2012) -- In a rebuke to a 2011 Obama administration demand calling for Arizona to repudiate the voter-approved protection of secret balloting in union elections, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Martone today granted Summary Judgment in favor of the State’s position that the law is constitutional, Attorney General Tom Horne announced.