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Four Indicted in Nationwide Telemarketing Scam

PHOENIX– Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced four people have been indicted for their alleged involvement in a nationwide telemarketing scam targeting seniors. The indictment alleges Lukeroy Kendrick Rose, Solana DePaola, Cordell James Bess, and Dino Nick Mitchell conspired to operate Rose Marketing LLC, a telemarketing business, in order to scam seniors across the country out of thousands of dollars.

Arizona Attorney General Brnovich and State Superintendent Douglas Announce that Arizona will Join Lawsuit to Stop Federal Overreach

PHOENIX–  Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced that they have joined ten other states in a federal lawsuit to challenge President Obama’s mandate requiring all public K-12 schools to open up boys’ and girls’ locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex, based on student perceptions of their "gender identity."

SCAM ALERT : "Annual Minutes" Mailers Targeting Small Businesses Are Back in Arizona

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to be cautious of mailings that claim consumers owe money for an “Annual Minutes” or “Annual Corporate Minutes” requirement for their businesses. The Attorney General’s Office recently received complaints that such solicitations are again being mailed to small businesses in Arizona.

Former State Employee & Co-conspirator Sentenced to Prison

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced former AHCCCS Chief Procurement Officer Michael J. Veit, and his long-time friend and co-conspirator Michael J. Cameron, will both be sent to prison for stealing $5.9 million from the State of Arizona.

"Veit and Cameron stole millions of dollars from Arizona’s health care program for the poor," said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "Government employees are in a position of trust and must be held accountable to the taxpayers of Arizona."

Northern AZ Pharmacist Indicted

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Pharmacist Bailey Marie McComb on 14 felony counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Computer Tampering, Obtaining Dangerous Drug by Fraud, Obtaining Narcotic Drug by Fraud, Aggravated Taking Identity of Another, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Arizona Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison after Scamming Homebuyers

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Melissa Maureen Coe to 4 years in prison after stealing more than $450,000 from 14 victims throughout Arizona. Coe used different real estate scams to steal thousands from homebuyers, homeowners, and/or real estate investors. Coe had close friendships with many of the 14 victims she defrauded.

Arizona Wins Court Victory in Medical Marijuana Act Lawsuit

PHOENIX– Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a major victory in litigation involving the scope of physician immunity under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act or AMMA.

The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously ruled the AMMA does not immunize a physician against prosecution for falsely attesting that he or she reviewed a patient’s medical records from the previous twelve months before providing a written certification authorizing medical marijuana use.