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Judge Dismisses More Than 1,000 Lawsuits Targeting Small Businesses

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a judge dismissed more than 1,000 frivolous lawsuits filed by a serial litigator against Arizona small businesses. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) flooded state courts with more than 1,700 lawsuits against Valley businesses in 2016.  The copy-and-paste lawsuits alleged that businesses’ parking lots did not comply with regulations related to persons with disabilities.

Two Brothers Indicted in Unsolved Murder Case

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 19 year old Israel Carrasco and his older brother, 21 year old Enrique Luna for their alleged involvement in an unsolved murder in Glendale. Carrasco and Luna are facing charges of First Degree Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, and Illegally Conducting an Enterprise. Luna is also facing a charge of Misconduct Involving Weapons.

AG Brnovich Announces Indictment in Credit Card Scheme Targeting Dead Credit Card Holders

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Jason Siebert-Thomas and Daylon G. Pierce for their alleged involvement in a credit card scheme targeting deceased credit card holders. Nine victims in Arizona have been identified, however the investigation continues.

AG Brnovich Warns of Romance Scams on Dating Websites

PHOENIX – As Valentine’s Day approaches, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to watch out for online dating romance scams. A State Grand Jury indicted Daylon Pierce on 29 felony charges for his alleged involvement in an online dating scam. Eleven additional victims came forward after Pierce was arrested and indicted in June 2016. Pierce is now accused of scamming a total of 13 women.

Arizona Moves Forward with Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Volkswagen for False Advertising Claims

Phoenix, AZ - Today a judge ruled Arizona can proceed with a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Volkswagen despite a federal settlement reached in 2016.

"This appears to be one of the largest cases of false advertising we have ever seen," said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "Our office will continue to fight to hold Volkswagen financially accountable and to ensure Arizonans get the restitution they're entitled to."