201710

Former Bookkeeper for the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District Indicted - Accused of Stealing $841,000

PINE-STRAWBERRY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted a former bookkeeper for allegedly stealing more than $841,000 from the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District and Sunny Mountain Realty, a private business. Rebecca Sigeti, 60, is currently facing 40 felony charges including Theft, Misuse of Public Monies, and Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices.

Eight Indicted in Arizona Opioid Ring

BULLHEAD CITY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced two arrest warrants have been issued for the alleged mastermind of a Northern Arizona opioid ring and her accomplice. 29-year-old Amanda Lee Doyle is currently on the run and wanted by the Attorney General’s Office for allegedly operating an opioid ring. Special Agents are also searching for Doyle’s accomplice, 25-year-old Gavin Robel. Anyone with information on Doyle or Roble’s whereabouts should call 602-542-8419.

Former Investment Adviser Representative Pleads Guilty to $3 Million Fraud Scheme

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Corporation Commission announced a former investment adviser representative pleaded guilty to stealing more than $3 million dollars in client funds. Richard Mark Schmerman, 58, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of Theft and 2 counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices.

Globe Surgeon Indicted for Allegedly Forging Prescriptions for Opioids

GLOBE - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced an Arizona State Grand Jury indicted 40-year-old Dr. Jamison Mark Foster on 30 felony charges including Acquisition of Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs by Fraud, Fraudulent Schemes, Forgery, and Taking the Identity of Another.

The indictment alleges Dr. Jamison Foster, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, practicing as a general surgeon, forged the signature of a Phoenix doctor to obtain opioids for his own personal use. Dr. Foster had been previously employed by the victim doctor.

AG Brnovich Joins 13 States in Urging the Senate to Rein In Unelected Bureaucracy

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a coalition of 13 state attorneys general in urging Congress to curb the authority of federal agencies to create and enforce regulations.

The attorneys general wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the Senate to pass a bill that would amend the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), a statute which sets forth the requirements for lawful executive agency action.

Arizona Doctor Indicted - Accused of Forging Prescriptions for Adderall

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Kevin Michael McKeown on fraud charges related to forging prescriptions to obtain Adderall. McKeown, 40, is facing 24 felony charges including Fraudulent Schemes, Forgery, Taking the Identity of Another, and Obtaining Dangerous Drugs by Fraud.

The indictment alleges between December 2015 and January 2017, McKeown, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, forged the signature of an out-of-state doctor in order to obtain Adderall, a dangerous drug.

WANTED: AZ Drug Trafficker on the Run

SOUTHERN ARIZONA - Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning the public to be on the lookout for a convicted drug trafficker who is currently on the run. A jury found Mario Sergio Dorame guilty of transporting more than 70 pounds of cocaine, as well as conducting a criminal enterprise and conspiracy. Dorame absconded during trial. To date, law enforcement efforts to find Dorame have been unsuccessful. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.