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02/2013

Horne: Fines, Restitution For Phoenix "Pastor" And His Family Who Defrauded Arizona Government Agencies

PHOENIX (Monday, February 04, 2013) -- A self-styled Phoenix pastor and his wife who gained notoriety in 2012 for a well-publicized zoning battle involving the home-based location for their religious services, have been sentenced along with the man’s brother for offenses related to AHCCCS fraud, Attorney General Tom Horne announced today. 

39 year-old Michael Salman, his 34 year-old wife, Suzanne Salman, and his 37 year-old brother, Frank Salman, were sentenced to probation in Maricopa County Superior Court last week.   They will also pay fines and restitution.

Horne Joins National Settlement Over Toyota Safety Issues

PHOENIX (Thursday, February 14, 2013) -- Arizona is included in a legal settlement reached with Toyota over the manufacturer’s well-publicized recent safety issues, Attorney General Tom Horne said today.

Horne has joined 29 other states in announcing a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation and its related North America entities over allegations Toyota concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration. Arizona’s share is just under $700,000, which is designated for the state’s Consumer Revolving Fund.