Attorney General Tom Horne Obtains Indictment Against Maricopa Real Estate Owner

Phoenix, AZ (Friday, March 28, 2014) – After an audit by the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) of Maricopa Properties, LLC revealed a shortage in the company’s statutorily mandated trust account, Attorney General Tom Horne obtained an indictment against owner Dawn Anderson. Maricopa Properties is a property management company based in the City of Maricopa, Arizona. Anderson has been charged with theft, forgery, and fraud schemes and practices.

State of Arizona Announces Change to Lethal Injection Protocol

Phoenix, AZ (Wednesday, March 26, 2014) -- Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing that the Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) has changed its lethal injection protocol to allow for the additional use of a two-drug protocol using Medazolam and Hydromorphone in carrying out executions. 

Arizona, like other states, has chosen lethal injection as the method to conduct executions and for this very reason DOC uses, and therefore needs, the appropriate drugs to carry out the death sentence placed upon defendants who are convicted of murder. 

Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Verdict Against Abuse In Colorado City

Phoenix, AZ (Friday, March 21, 2014) – Attorney General Tom Horne announced a major verdict obtained yesterday against abuse in Colorado City. This includes a $5.2 million jury verdict on behalf of Ron and Jinjer Cooke, who were discriminated against by five official Colorado City defendants, based on religion. Colorado City is where young girls are kept in polygamous marriages by older men, and boys are kicked out of town so the older men will not have competition. 

Attorney General Tom Horne: Meth Dealer Selling Drugs Out Of Home With Three Small Children Convicted

Phoenix, AZ (Tuesday, March 18, 2014) – Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing the conviction of Brian Ray Robinson of Phoenix, Arizona for his role as methamphetamine dealer and prohibited possessor of a firearm, due to a prior felony conviction. This Defendant, along with a co-defendant, were responsible for selling multiple ounces of methamphetamine out of their family home in a west Phoenix neighborhood, where he lived with his three children.

Attorney General Tom Horne Joins National Effort Calling On Major Pharmacies To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Phoenix, AZ (Monday, March 17, 2014) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today joined Attorneys General from across the country in an effort to convince the largest pharmacy chains in the nation to stop selling tobacco products.  Led by New York and Ohio, the Attorneys General of 28 states and territories have written to the CEOs of Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Safeway and Kroger, asking them to remove any and all tobacco products from their shelves.

Office of Attorney General Tom Horne Convicts Large-Scale Drug Trafficker

Phoenix, AZ (Monday, March 17, 2014) – Attorney General Tom Horne today announced the conviction of Emilio Jean for his role in a drug trafficking organization based in New York. The organization was believed to be responsible for the transportation of thousands of pounds of marijuana from the Southwest Border area to New York, Ohio and Indiana for more than a decade.

Tom Horne Announces Contest to Raise Awareness of Elder Abuse

Phoenix, AZ (Friday, March 7, 2014) - 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 2014 “Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?” Junior High School Arts Competition.

“This competition increases awareness of elder abuse to the younger generations,” said Horne. “While my office continues to prosecute perpetrators of elder abuse, only through awareness can we stop abuse before it begins.”

Attorney General Tom Horne Continues To Target Telemarketing Scams

Phoenix, AZ (Thursday, March 6, 2014) – As part of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), Attorney General Tom Horne wants to remind consumers to “just hang up” on telemarketing scammers. Every year, consumers lose thousands of dollars by paying fraudulent telemarketers for products or services that are never received, business opportunities that fail to produce income, or lotteries that provide no payout.