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Attorney General Horne Obtains Consent Judgment Against Two Local Companies For Fraudulent Telemarketing Schemes

Phoenix (Tuesday, July 29, 2014) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing a recently obtained consent judgment against several individuals and entities who the State alleged engaged in fraudulent telemarketing schemes, selling so-called “work-at-home business opportunities” to consumers throughout the country. 

Attorney General Horne Files Lawsuit In Joint Federal-State Mortgage Rescue Fraud Sweep

Phoenix (Wednesday, July 23, 2014)  — Attorney General Tom Horne today filed a lawsuit against Brent Randall Phillips, an Arizona-licensed attorney, and Phillips Law Center, P.L.C. d/b/a Randall Law Group, a California-based law firm, for allegedly participating in a deceptive mortgage rescue or loan modification scheme.

“State and federal law ban almost all types of up-front fees for foreclosure assistance,” Horne said. “I am committed to prosecuting anyone who unlawfully solicits distressed borrowers.”

Attorney General Tom Horne Awards “Housing Opportunity for Service Disabled Veterans” Program Contracts From National Mortgage Settlement Funds

Phoenix (Thursday, July 17, 2014) – Attorney General Tom Horne today announced the award of over $2.5 million to fund loans to veterans with service-connected disabilities for accessibility and related improvements to their homes. The “Housing Opportunity for Service Disabled Veterans” program is funded by the national mortgage settlement reached with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicers (Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo).

Attorney General Horne Reaches Agreement With Apple On E-Book Price-Fixing Damages Claims

Phoenix (Wednesday, July 16, 2014) – Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today announced a proposed settlement of claims for monetary relief against Apple Inc. related to its participation in a price-fixing conspiracy in the market for E-books. The settlement agreement, which remains subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, would resolve claims for consumer damages brought by Arizona and 32 other states and territories, as well as the states’ civil penalty claims.

Attorney General's Office Seeks Public's Assistance to Identify Victims of Possible Crime

Phoenix (Wednesday, July 02, 2014) -- The Office of the Arizona Attorney General, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Pima County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance to identify victims of an individual suspected of engaging in the Practice of Medicine by a Person Not Licensed.