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10,000 Arizonans Eligible for Restitution in Western Union Consumer Protection Settlement

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced a settlement with Western Union designed to protect consumers from wire fraud scams. Under the multi-state settlement, Western Union is required to develop an anti-fraud program designed to help detect and prevent unsuspecting consumers from wiring money to scam artists. In addition to Arizona, 48 states and the District of Columbia participated in this settlement.

First Prosecution Under Arizona’s New Telemarketing Law

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the first criminal prosecution resulting from Arizona’s new telemarketing statute. Lukeroy Rose, the owner of Rose Marketing, pleaded guilty to making unlawful telephone solicitations and operating a fraudulent telemarketing business. The Arizona Telephone Solicitations statute, amended in August 2016, makes it a class 5 felony for unregistered telemarketers to make unlawful calls to in-state AND out-of-state consumers.

Grand Jury Indicts Detention Officer

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Roy Eugene Ramey III on 4 counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact with an Inmate, a Class 5 felony.
 
Ramey was working as a Detention Officer for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office when he allegedly engaged in sex acts with a female inmate at the Estrella Jail facility. The alleged acts occurred from June to August 2016.
 
Assistant Attorney General Maura C. Quigley is prosecuting this case.

AG Brnovich Appoints Solicitor General

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced the appointment of Dominic Draye as Solicitor General. Draye replaces John R. Lopez IV who left office to serve as an Arizona Supreme Court Justice.

“John Lopez leaves big shoes to fill as a champion of federalism and the rule of law,” said Solicitor General Dominic Draye. “With the help of our top-notch team, I will do my best to carry on this office’s excellent service to the State of Arizona.”