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04/2013

Attorney General Tom Horne Warns Bisbee City Council: Civil Union Ordinance Unconstitutional

Phoenix (Tuesday, April 2, 2013) – Attorney General Tom Horne has issued a letter to the Bisbee City Council stating that the Civil Union Ordinance, if passed, would be unconstitutional and require the Attorney General’s office to initiate an action in the Courts to enjoin, or stop it.

All three members of the legislature representing Bisbee have expressed deep concerns about the constitutionality of the ordinance.

In a statement today, Attorney General Tom Horne said the following:

Attorney General Tom Horne Obtains Additional $48 Million for Arizona AHCCCS

Phoenix, AZ (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) – Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that Arizona would receive an additional $48 million for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) as a result of a settlement reached in the pending tobacco enforcement case. This is in addition to the $100 million per year Arizona normally receives under the Tobacco Settlement. The final installment of $12 million is expected to be received today.
 

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Recognizes Crime Victims' Rights Week

Father of Elizabeth Smart to Speak at Event Honoring Victims and Those Working to Protect Them

Phoenix, AZ (Monday, April 22, 2013) – Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing the kick-off of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  This year’s theme, New Challenges. New Solutions., celebrates the spirit of those who have worked (and continue to work) in the area of victims’ rights, while also recognizing the courage and resilience of those who have been victim to a crime.

Attorney General Tom Horne To Sue Federal Government Over Delays In Capital Cases

PHOENIX, AZ (Thursday, April 18, 2013) -- Citing the need to spare victims’ families any unnecessary delay in having sentences for federal capital cases carried out, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today threatened to sue the Federal Government if it did not approve, within 90 days, Arizona’s application to qualify for expedited review of such cases. 

Boston Bombing: Attorney General Tom Horne Reminds Arizonans to be Cautious When Giving to Charitable Organizations

Phoenix, AZ (Tuesday, April 16, 2013) - In the wake of Monday’s Boston bombing, Attorney General Tom Horne is reminding Arizonans to take precautions when preparing to make any charitable or disaster relief donations.

“As of today, we have not received complaints about charitable scams resulting from the horrible events in Boston on Monday, but past experience has shown that scammers are not above cruelly taking advantage of a tragedy to rip off consumers,” Horne said.

Attorney General Tom Horne Statement On Bombing Tragedy In Boston

Phoenix, AZ (Monday, April 15, 2013) - Attorney General Tom Horne released the following statement on today’s bombing incidents in Boston, Massachusetts:

“One of the primary duties of my office is to be an advocate for people who have been victimized by acts of violence.  Today’s incidents in Boston were nothing less than despicable and cowardly attacks on innocent people.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Contest to Raise Awareness of Elder Abuse

Phoenix (Tuesday, April 9, 2013) - In an effort to make young people aware of the tragedy of elder abuse, Attorney General Tom Horne and the Arizona Elder Abuse Coalition have partnered in the 2013 “Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?” Junior High School Arts Competition.

“This competition has helped increase awareness of elder abuse,” said Horne. “While my office continues to prosecute perpetrators of elder abuse, only through awareness can we stop abuse before it begins.”

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Extradition of High-Ranking Drug Cartel Member

Suspected Sinaloa Criminal Enterprise Member to Face State Drug and Money Laundering Charges

Phoenix, AZ (Wednesday, April 3, 2013) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced today the extradition of Rafael Enrique Araiza, a citizen of Mexico and high-ranking drug cartel member, from Mexico City to Tucson through efforts of his office and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS). 

Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Indictments in Major Copper Theft Case

Joint Effort between Copper Producer and the Arizona Department of Public Safety Leads to 18 Arrests

Phoenix, AZ (Tuesday, April 30, 2013) -- A multi-million dollar copper theft ring that relied upon inside help from now-fired employees of Arizona copper producer ASARCO, LLC has been broken up, Attorney General Tom Horne announced today. The case was investigated by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).