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03/2013

Horne Consumer Alert: Phony Car Airbags May Cause Death

PHOENIX (Friday, March 1, 2013) -- Automobile airbags undoubtedly save lives, but Attorney General Tom Horne is warning consumers that potentially dangerous and unreliable after-market airbags are being sold to individuals and businesses in Arizona.  

“Phony airbags are a real problem because they often fail to work and pose a threat to human lives,” Horne said.  “It is important that consumers buy the appropriate equipment and be on the lookout for counterfeits.”

Battle with E.P.A. Continues: Attorney General Tom Horne Files Motion to Stop Attempt to Shut Down Arizona Power Plants

Phoenix (Thursday, March 21, 2013) -- Another challenge to the Obama administration’s attempt to force nearly a billion dollars in higher electricity costs to Arizona consumers has been filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by Attorney General Tom Horne.

Attorney General Tom Horne: Glendale Elementary School District Employee Indicted on Fraud-Related Charges

Phoenix (Wednesday, March 20, 2013) - Attorney General Tom Horne today announced the indictment of Deborah Lynn Santa Cruz , 53, of Sedona for Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft, Misuse of Public Monies and Forgery.  Santa Cruz was the Executive Secretary to the Superintendent of the Glendale Elementary School District (GESD) for several years up to her retirement in June 2008.

AG Tom Horne: Glendale Elementary School District Employee Indicted on Fraud-Related Charges

PHOENIX (Wednesday, March 20, 2013) - Attorney General Tom Horne today announced the indictment of Deborah Lynn Santa Cruz , 53, of Sedona for Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft, Misuse of Public Monies and Forgery. Santa Cruz was the Executive Secretary to the Superintendent of the Glendale Elementary School District (GESD) for several years up to her retirement in June 2008. The indictment alleges that from January 1, 2004 through May 31, 2008, Santa Cruz diverted GESD funds to an unauthorized personal bank account that she opened.

Attorney General Tom Horne to Defend Arizona's Voter Integrity Law in U.S. Supreme Court

Phoenix (Wednesday, March 13, 2013) -- When voters passed Proposition 200 in 2004 to require proof of citizenship to register to vote, little did they know the issue would land in the nation's highest court -- nine years later.  Horne is traveling to Washington, D.C. tomorrow to personally argue the constitutionality of the "Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act", which passed in 2004 as Proposition 200.

Attorney General Tom Horne Wins Federal District Court Case Against Tucson Ethnic Studies Program

Phoenix (Monday, March 11) – Arizona’s law prohibiting courses that teach ethnic solidarity, rather than treating other students as individuals, was upheld as constitutional in a Federal District Court ruling issued Friday. The law was held to be constitutional, with one minor exception, Section (A)(3). The case was personally argued by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne in Federal District Court in Tucson.

Attorney General Tom Horne Fights Senior Abuse

Phoenix (Thursday, March 7, 2013) – As part of Consumer Protection Week, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing the impact of one of his first initiatives since taking office - the Taskforce Against Senior Abuse (TASA), which was formed in March 2011. The TASA is comprised of community, business, and government leaders who are committed to identifying and advocating for the needs and concerns of senior citizens. 
 

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