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12/2012

Attorney General Tom Horne statement on execution of Richard Dale Stokely

PHOENIX (December 5, 2012) -- “Justice was finally delivered to Richard Dale Stokely today for the horrible crimes he committed against two teenage girls more than 20 years ago.

‘In 1991, Stokely and an accomplice were at a southern Arizona camping event as part of an Independence Day celebration near the town of Elfrida where they met and subsequently sexually assaulted 13 year-old Mandy Meyers and 13 year-old Mary Snyder. Both girls were strangled to death and their bodies dumped in an abandoned mine shaft.

Attorney General's Office Successful In Court Battle To Keep Navajo Child In Adoptive Home

PHOENIX (Monday, December 10, 2012) -- The Arizona Supreme Court has denied a petition by the Navajo Nation to review a lower court ruling affirming that an almost 3-year-old Navajo child should continue living in his non-tribal adoptive home, Attorney General Tom Horne said today.

The decision means that the child, identified in court only as “Z”, can remain with the only parents he has ever known and will not be forcibly removed to a placement with a tribal relative he had never met.

AG Horne Obtains 10 Million Dollar Consumer Fraud Judgement Against Arizona Telemarketers

PHOENIX (December 12, 2012) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has obtained a judgment of $10,574,881 against Defendants Christopher Lewallen, Solid Ad Solutions LLC, Solid Tech Solutions LLC, Freedom Billing LLC and EWeb Financial LLC for fraudulently telemarketing work-at-home businesses opportunities to consumers nationwide.

Horne Announces Tobacco Enforcement Settlement that Protects Arizona's $100 Million Annual Payments by Tobacco Companies

PHOENIX (Tuesday, December 18, 2012) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced today a multi-state settlement with the major cigarette companies resolving a $3 billion payment dispute under the 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

“This is a significant result for Arizona as it provides additional monies to the state and eliminates the risk that it could lose its $100 million annual payment from the companies for one or more of the next several years,” Horne said.

Horne Leads Effort To Ensure Environmental Cleanup Of Eastern Arizona Paper Mill Site

PHOENIX (December 19, 2012)  --  Concern that the necessary environmental cleanup of a now-shuttered eastern Arizona paper mill would not occur has been avoided by a determined legal effort by the Attorney General’s office, Navajo County officials, the state Department of Environmental Quality, and the Arizona State Land Commissioner, Attorney General Tom Horne announced today. 

AG Horne Announces Yavapai County Woman Sentenced To Three Years in Prison For Prescription Drug Fraud

PHOENIX (Thursday, December 20, 2012)  --  Attorney General Tom Horne announced today that a Dewey-Humboldt woman has been sentenced to prison for prescription drug fraud.

33-year old Jodie Leanne Cox received a sentence of three years in the Arizona Department of Corrections on five counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices. 

AG Horne Makes Proposals To Reduce The Risk Of Repeat Of Newtown Massacre

PHOENIX (Wednesday, December 26, 2012)  --  Tom Horne, Arizona Attorney General, today made proposals to reduce the risk of a repetition of the Newtown Massacre. He is joined in these proposals by Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Sheriff Tom Sheahan of Mohave County, and Sheriff Joe Dedman of Apache County. Other Sheriffs are also considering participation in this proposed program.