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AG Brnovich Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturer Insys Therapeutics and Three Arizona Doctors

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today filed an Arizona Consumer Fraud lawsuit against opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc., which is based in Chandler. The lawsuit alleges that Insys engaged in a fraudulent marketing scheme designed to increase the sales of Subsys, a highly addictive opioid prescription drug that contains fentanyl.

“We need to put a stop to the unethical and greedy behavior in the pharmaceutical industry that is fueling the opioid crisis in our state,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Former City of Kingman Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of More than $1,000,000

KINGMAN – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 60-year-old Diane Maxine Richards pleaded guilty to stealing more than a million dollars from the City of Kingman.

Richards pleaded guilty to 4 counts of Theft, all class 2 felonies. In September 2015, Special Agents with the Attorney General's Office and ICE Homeland Security Investigations launched an investigation after financial institutions reported unusual activity involving Richards' bank accounts.

Arizona Woman Indicted On Sexual Exploitation, Child Molestation Charges

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Keri Ann Harwood on five counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, two counts of Molestation of a Child, and three counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor. 

The indictment alleges that Harwood took videos of herself sexually exploiting two children between May 01, 2017 and August 13, 2017.  These videos were emailed to an individual in another state. 

Caregiver Indicted, Accused of Kidnapping Elderly Patient

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Pima County Grand Jury indicted Christy A. Randolph on kidnapping, theft, and vulnerable adult abuse charges.

On July 20, 2017, the Tucson Police Department responded to a report of a 68-year-old missing person from an assisted living facility in Tucson.  The victim was last seen leaving for church the previous evening. He is a vulnerable adult and requires assistance with daily tasks.

AG Brnovich Announces $5.5 Million Settlement with Nationwide Insurance after Data Breach

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office, along with the Attorneys General of 31 other states and the District of Columbia, reached a settlement with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (“Nationwide”), after a data breach in October 2012. Cybercriminals hacked into Nationwide’s systems and stole the personal information of 1.27 million consumers. The information exposed included consumers’ social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and credit scoring information.

AG Brnovich Issues Statement after AZ Supreme Court Voids Tucson Gun Destruction Ordinance

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich released the following statement after the Arizona Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of SB1487 and voided Tucson's gun destruction ordinance: 

"This is a monumental victory for the rule of law," said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "Today's ruling makes it clear that cities cannot ignore state law. Arizonans have entrusted me to enforce the law and I intend to uphold their trust. Tucson must now reverse their illegal ordinance."