201510

Arizona Files Lawsuit Along with Four Other States Challenging EPA’s New Ozone Standards Rule

Attorney General Brnovich announced today that Arizona, along with four other states, recently filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Final Rule revising the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (“NAAQS”, or “ozone standard”). 

The EPA recently published the new Rule that lowers the ozone standard to an unreasonable level that will have little to no effect on the quality of life for most Arizonans. The Rule will also cause serious financial harm to those states that are unable to comply, including the potential loss of highway funds. 

AG Brnovich and the Arizona Corporation Commission Join Suit Challenging EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced that the Arizona Corporation Commission (“Commission”) joined with 23 other states in filing suit against the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") challenging the Obama Administration’s Section 111(d) Rule. The Attorney General’s Office and the Commission together are challenging the unlawful plan to radically restructure the way electricity is produced and consumed throughout the country.

AG Brnovich Announces Search Warrants Served at Arizona Massage Parlors

Phoenix – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced Special Agents with the Arizona Financial Crimes Task Force served 6 search warrants in connection with an illegal criminal enterprise involving Asian massage parlors suspected of operating as houses of prostitution in the Phoenix metro area. The focus of the Arizona Financial Crimes Task Force is identifying organizations involved in human sex trafficking. 

AG Brnovich Issues IRS Phone Scam Alert

Phoenix – Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a scam alert today warning of an ongoing and very aggressive telephone scam that appears to be intensifying in Arizona. Approximately 70 IRS telephone scam complaints were filed with the Attorney General’s Office last month. The IRS phone scam mainly targets seniors. Scammers pose as agents with the Internal Revenue Service or the US Treasury Department. Victims are threatened with arrest if they don’t make an immediate payment for taxes or fines owed.

AG Brnovich Issues Consumer Fraud Alert after T-Mobile Data Breach

Phoenix – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging Arizona T-Mobile customers and T-Mobile account applicants to take immediate action and place fraud alerts on their credit reports. More than 350,000 Arizonans may be affected by a data breach that exposed the personal information of approximately 15 million people who applied for T-Mobile service.

AG Brnovich: Indictment Against Woman Accused of Misusing Public Funds

Phoenix – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a Grand Jury indictment against a Chandler woman accused of misusing public funds provided by a State of Arizona scholarship program.  Reshanett McDermott was indicted on four felony counts: one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, and two counts of Theft.

AG Brnovich Announces Prison Sentence for Ponzi Scheme Defendant

Phoenix - A Phoenix man involved in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme will spend the next five years in prison announced Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. On Friday, a judge sentenced Jeffrey Heady to five years in prison and seven years probation upon his release. Heady pled guilty to four counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Class 2 felonies. An investigation by the Attorney General's Office revealed the defendant stole more than $1,000,000 from 15 families.