Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich




Tucson Man Sentenced to 18.5 Years in Prison for $2.8 Million Drug and Money Laundering Scheme


TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Carlos David Nogales Sr. was sentenced to 18.5 years in prison followed by 7 years of probation for his involvement in a $2.8 million drug and money laundering scheme. Between 2011 and 2015, Nogales Sr. operated a nationwide money laundering organization that employed more than a dozen people to launder the proceeds from marijuana that had been shipped from Arizona to various east-coast cities.

City of Cottonwood Employee Indicted Accused of Forging Bacteria Test Results in Drinking Water


PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Hans Burnett for allegedly altering drinking water bacteria test results. Burnett, a foreman at the City of Cottonwood Water Testing Laboratory, is accused of changing test results submitted to state regulators to replace positive results for bacterial contamination with negative results.

AG Brnovich Issues Statement After Oral Argument on Israeli Anti-Discrimination Law


PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued the following statement today after oral argument in Jordahl, et al. v. Brnovich, et al. Oral argument took place in federal court after Brnovich filed a Motion to Dismiss arguing Arizona’s law that prevents state-funded contractors from boycotting Israel was enacted to prevent national origin discrimination.

Couple Indicted on Child Sex Charges


PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Matthew Kevin Dunlap, 40, and Marisa Ann Claire, 37, on charges related to sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl.

Dunlap was indicted on 33 counts, including Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Sexual Conduct with a Minor, and Furnishing Harmful or Obscene Materials to a Minor. Claire was indicted on 4 felony counts, including Molestation of a Child, Sexual Conduct with a Minor, and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Meth Trafficking Ring Dismantled


PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich, along with the DEA Phoenix Division and the Tempe Police Department announced the takedown of a major methamphetamine trafficking ring. Five people were indicted for their alleged involvement in the drug trafficking ring that operated in Tempe, Tolleson, Avondale, and West Phoenix.

AG Brnovich Secures $40 Million Volkswagen Consumer Fraud Settlement


$10.5 Million for Arizona Consumers
$20 Million to Help Fund K-12 Education

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a $40 million settlement with Volkswagen to resolve false advertising claims involving so-called “Clean Diesel” cars and Volkswagen’s well-publicized diesel engine scandal. Under the settlement, VW agrees to pay Arizona consumers up to $1,000 for every qualifying vehicle. Arizona is the first state to obtain a direct consumer restitution payment as a result of a state enforcement action.