201601

Breaking News: Former City of Kingman Employee Arrested - Indictment Alleges Theft of More Than $1,000,000

KINGMAN – Special Agents with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office working jointly with Immigration & Customs Homeland Security Investigations arrested a former City of Kingman employee announced Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Former Budget Analyst and Interim Finance Director Diane Maxine Richards is accused of stealing more than a million dollars from the City of Kingman. The arrest comes after a State Grand Jury indicted Richards on 23 felony counts including theft, forgery, and misuse of public monies.

AG Brnovich: Child Pornographer Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

PHOENIX – A Phoenix man is sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to producing and distributing child pornography announced Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. 50-year-old Vincent Millard Collins admitted to sexually abusing a child and taking pictures and video of the abuse.

“This is a disgusting and disturbing crime,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “I hope Collins' sentence sends a message to anyone downloading child porn – we will find you and bring you to justice.”

AG Brnovich Files Lawsuit Against Tucson Business Accused of Scamming Musicians

PHOENIX  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Sticks N Strings, Inc., a musical instrument shop in Tucson. The complaint alleges Sticks N Strings and its owner, Anthony Bernard, accepted thousands of dollars’ worth of payments for musical instruments and failed to deliver those instruments to consumers.

AG Brnovich: Undercover Sting Results in Judgment Against Auto Repair Shop

PHOENIX  Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a $50,000 judgment against an Arizona auto repair shop caught on hidden camera defrauding customers during an undercover AG sting operation. GBY Transmissions, a transmission repair shop owned by Gerardo Figueroa Haros and managed by Gerardo Figueroa Salinas admitted to charging customers for auto repairs they didn’t need.

AG BRNOVICH: Indictment Against Man Accused of Stealing from Homeless

PHOENIX Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a State Grand Jury indicted a former employee at the Phoenix Rescue Mission on allegations of stealing social security benefits from a homeless man. Sergio Solorzano is facing four felony charges of Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices, Theft, Taking the Identity of Another, and Unlawful Use of an Access Device. Special Agents with the Attorney General’s Office believe there could be additional victims who have yet to come forward.

WANTED: Unlicensed Construction Contractor on the Run

PHOENIX  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Registrar of Contractors are calling for the public’s help in finding an unlicensed construction contractor accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Arizona families. Servellon is believed to be on the run and could still be advertising remodeling services online. There is now an active warrant for Servellon’s arrest.

AG Brnovich Issues Consumer Alert on Ticket Scams Ahead of Arizona Cardinals Playoff Game & College Football Championship Game

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today issued a consumer alert to help football fans avoid ticket scams before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday, January 11, 2016 and the Arizona Cardinals NFL Playoff Game on Saturday, January 16, 2016. With such a high demand for tickets, these high profile football games are prime targets for scammers trying to sell counterfeit tickets.

AG Brnovich Protects Gun Owners from Fraudulent Retailer

PHOENIX - While President Obama opines that it is too easy for people to buy guns, that was certainly not the case at Black Weapons Armory in Tucson. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against the Arizona firearms retailer accused of scamming gun owners out of thousands of dollars. The complaint alleges Black Weapons Armory and its owner John Thomas Rompel Jr. took payments for firearms and failed to deliver those firearms to consumers.

Times Square & Westgate Billboards Feature Anti-Sex Trafficking Message From AG Brnovich

PHOENIX – With the College Football Playoff National Championship Game one week away, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is kicking off an anti-human trafficking campaign to be seen by millions in NYC’s Times Square and in Arizona. The campaign utilizes some of the world's largest billboards to send a strong message to football fans about the consequences of soliciting sex.