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CONSUMER ALERT: Holiday Puppy Scams

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a consumer alert today reminding Arizona shoppers to watch out for puppy scams during the holiday season.  Every year the Attorney General's Office receives consumer complaints from Arizonans who purchased sick puppies or fell victim to internet puppy scams.  For example, consumers claimed the puppy advertised looked different than the pet received or the puppy quickly became ill.

Tucson Man Sentenced to 100 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

TUCSON – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Jesse Ryan Swaffar to 100 years in prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. In November, a jury found Swaffar guilty of 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor after investigators found thousands of videos and pictures of child pornography on Swaffar's computer.

"Swaffar exploited and victimized innocent children," said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "This case highlights the importance of working together to protect our most vulnerable from child predators."

Auto Glass Company Agrees to 6 Year Ban on Telemarketing Calls

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced an auto glass company is banned from making telemarketing calls for 6 years as part of a settlement in an Arizona Consumer Fraud Lawsuit. Under the settlement, Larmore Auto Glass, LLC admitted to placing illegal telemarketing calls to Arizonans listed on the National Do Not Call Registry. Larmore Auto Glass agreed to pay the State $50,000 in civil penalties.