Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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06/2018

Former Pinetop-Lakeside Town Clerk Pleads Guilty to Theft & Misuse of Public Monies

 

NAVAJO COUNTY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Leah Chavez, a former town clerk, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $32,000 from the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. Chavez pleaded guilty to one count of Theft, and one count of Misuse of Public Monies. Chavez, 40, was taken into custody this morning. As part of her plea, she will be sentenced to 1 year in prison. She is also required to pay back more than $32,000 in restitution to the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. Chavez placed $28,400 on deposit with the Clerk of the Court to pay restitution.

Two Men Indicted, Accused of Trafficking More Than 2,000 Fentanyl Pills Hidden in Stuffed Animal

 

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Octavio Gutierrez-Hernandez and Jorge Bazan on charges related to trafficking more than 2,000 fentanyl pills. The fentanyl pills were allegedly hidden inside of a stuffed animal. Hernandez and Bazan are both charged with one count of Conspiracy, one count of Conducting an Illegal Enterprise, and multiple counts involving the Transportation and Sale of a Narcotic Drug.

AZ Leads Bipartisan Multi-state Coalition in Challenge to Unfair Tristar Class Action Settlement

 

PHOENIX - Leading a bipartisan coalition of eighteen state Attorneys General, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a brief in federal court in Ohio advocating rejection of another unfair class action settlement. This marks the 10th legal brief filed by General Brnovich in an ongoing effort to protect Arizona consumers from class action settlement abuse. 

AG Brnovich Announces $100M Settlement with Citibank for Manipulating LIBOR

 

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced a $100 million settlement with Citibank which resolves allegations that Citibank fraudulently and collusively manipulated LIBOR. LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers. Approximately $2.75 million in restitution will be distributed to Arizona nonprofit organizations that were affected.