PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Lynna Swann will spend 6 ½ years in prison for embezzling $58,158.35 from her employer. A judge also sentenced Swann to 3 years of probation with white collar terms after she is released from prison.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 55 year old Danny Lee Wallace was sentenced to 8 years in prison and lifetime probation. Maricopa County Judge Joan Sinclair also ordered Wallace to register as a sex offender. In February 2017, Wallace pleaded guilty on one felony count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one felony count of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
PHOENIX - One in four teens report abusing or misusing a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. One person dies every day in Arizona due to a prescription opioid overdose. Arizonans need to work together to keep unwanted prescriptions out of the wrong hands. This Saturday, April 29, 2017 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and secure means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today Gustavo Nunez pleaded guilty to 28 felony charges for performing illegal liposuction procedures. Seven victims had procedures performed by Nunez in Tucson between 2012 and 2014. Three victims had to be hospitalized after botched surgeries and one sustained life-threatening injuries.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning the public to be on the lookout for a convicted drug trafficker who is currently on the run. Brian Pardo, 37, is considered armed and dangerous. A Maricopa County jury found Pardo guilty on 5 felony charges related to selling marijuana and “shatter,” a high-potency hash oil. Pardo absconded during trial. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office obtained a full refund for every Arizonan who purchased a Theranos blood test. Theranos, Inc. agreed to pay $4.65 million dollars in consumer restitution as part of a consent judgment reached with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a convicted drug trafficker, who spent two months on the run, will spend 17 years and 6 months in prison. Patrick Pina, 44, absconded during his trial just before a jury found him guilty of the Sale of Dangerous Drugs, Money Laundering, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana. In October 2016, the Arizona Attorney General's Office sought the public's assistance in locating Pina. Two months later, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Pina at a home in Peoria, AZ.
PHOENIX - Each year, the National Crime Victims' Rights Week sets one week aside to honor and reflect upon the important work that individuals, law enforcement, non-profits, and many other organizations across the country do to advocate for crime victims. This year, National Crime Victims' Rights Week was April 2nd - April 8th. This year's theme, Strength. Resilience.