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01/2014

Attorney General Tom Horne: Former Arizona Department of Corrections Officer Convicted of Money Laundering

Joint Law Enforcement Effort Uncovers Bank Accounts across the Country with more than $1.5 Million in Drug Proceeds

Phoenix, AZ (Thursday, January 16, 2014) - Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing the conviction of Bernardo Varela, a former officer for the Arizona Department of Corrections. Varela, 35, entered a plea of guilty to charges of Money Laundering on January 8, 2014 in Cochise County Superior Court. He will be sentenced on February 14, 2014.

Consumer Alert: Attorney General Tom Horne Obtains Injunctions Against Arizona Telemarketers Selling Home-Based "Business Opportunities"

Phoenix, AZ (Friday, January 17, 2014) -- In an ongoing effort to combat telemarketing scams, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced today the recent filing of a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against several Arizona-based businesses and individuals. The defendants are alleged to have targeted mainly elderly consumers in a “work from home” business opportunity scam.

Contact Information For Family Members Who May Have Been Affected By Raid On Biological Resource Center

If you or anyone you know had family members that donated bodies to the Biological Resource Center located at 2602 S 24th St., Phoenix, AZ, and have concerns based on the news reports and joint investigation being conducted by the Attorney General’s Office and FBI, please call 602.542.8888 to provide those concerns and get further information. People are asked to leave a message and they will get a return phone call.

This number is strictly for family members with inquiries and concerns. All media inquiries should remain with Stephanie Grisham, Press Secretary at 602.542.8019.

Attorney General Tom Horne Indicts Child Sex Predator

Joint Investigation with Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Uncovers Hundreds of Images of Young Boys

Phoenix, AZ (Thursday, January 23, 2014) – Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing the indictment of Roger Forney for 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, a Class 2 Felony. Forney pled guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Upon his release from prison will be placed on lifetime probation and required to register as a sex offender.