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AG Tom Horne: Three Arrests Made In State's Largest-Ever Seizure In Undercover Food Stamp Operation

Phoenix, AZ (Thursday, August 29, 2013) -- Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing the arrests and initial court appearance of three people – Kameel Sweiss, 51, Ameer Sweiss, 22, Faday Sweiss, 33 - all of whom work at K & S convenience store located at 6116 N 27th Avenue in Phoenix for Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Money Laundering, Unlawful Use of Food Stamps and Computer Tampering. 

Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Sentencing For Leader of Crack Cocaine Distribution Ring

Phoenix, AZ (Thursday, August 22, 2013) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing the sentencing of David Mosley, 52, who on August 16, 2013 was given an aggravated term of 14.75 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections and ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 for his involvement in heading a large-scale crack cocaine distribution ring operating in the Phoenix area. 

Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Decade-Long Sentence for Child Sex Offender

Phoenix, AZ (Tuesday, August 20, 2013) – Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing that on Friday, August 16, 2013, Brian Fortner, age 28 of Peoria, AZ, was sentenced to 14 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, a Class 2 Felony and Dangerous Crime Against Children. 

Judge Extends Deadline for UEP Board Applications

Phoenix, AZ (Monday, August 19, 2013) – Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is announcing that Utah Third District Judge Denise Lindberg has extended the deadline to September 30, 2013 for people wanting to apply to be on the Colorado City-related United Effort Plan (UEP) Board of Trustees. The UEP controls many of the homes, businesses and properties in the twin towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Sues Feds over Delays in Capital Cases

Phoenix, AZ (Monday, August 12, 2013) – Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing a law suit against the Federal Justice Department for undue delay in handling Arizona’s request for acceleration status in the processing of capital punishment appeals, through the federal process known as Habeas Corpus. Arizona amended its capital case procedures years ago to meet Congress’s requirements for accelerated status, but the Justice Department’s failure to act has deprived the State of the benefits Congress intended in the form of streamlined procedures.