201401

Attorney General Tom Horne Indicts Child Sex Predator

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.

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.

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

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.

Bernardo Varela was indicted with various members of his family including his wife, Guadalupe Varela, his mother-in-law, Artemisa Aguayo, and brother-in-law, Jose Jesus Guerrero.