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AG Brnovich Leads Bipartisan Coalition Urging Supreme Court to Protect Consumers from Unfair Google Class Action Settlement

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich, leading a bipartisan coalition of 16 state Attorneys General from across the country, filed a brief urging the United States Supreme Court to protect consumers from abuse in the Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation class action settlement. Google settled a far-reaching consumer privacy case for $8.5 million, but class members will receive none of that money. More than $2 million will go toward lawyers and costs and more than $5 million will go to five organizations that had nothing to do with the lawsuit.

Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Manuel Pulido-Cebreros was sentenced to 3 years in prison for possession of 2,000 opioid pills laced with Fentanyl.

In November 2017, Manuel Pulido-Cebreros was arrested during an opioid drug seizure operation by Arizona's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force or HIDTA. Pulido-Cebreros was carrying approximately 1,000 pills laced with Fentanyl. The pills were blue and stamped with “M” and “30.”  Police also searched Pulido-Cebreros’ car, where they found an additional 1,000 pills of the drug.

Sarah Diaz Sentenced After Topock Elementary School District Fraud

KINGMAN - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Sarah Diaz was sentenced to one year in jail without early release and five years of supervised probation after stealing more than $75,000 from the Topock Elementary School District.

In December 2017, Diaz pleaded guilty to one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and one count of Theft after stealing more than $75,000 from the Topock Elementary School District.

AG Brnovich Urges Feds To Exempt Livestock Hobbyists From Electronic Tracking Requirement

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today he filed a formal comment with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) asking for an exemption to the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that would otherwise cover citizens who use their personal vehicles for transporting livestock to 4-H, rodeos, and other sporting events.

Senior Care Facility Worker Sentenced To 2.5 Years in Prison for Stealing Jewelry from Elderly

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Arthur Michael Sesate, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry from elderly victims at a residential care facility. Sesate was also sentenced to 7 years of probation. The 24-year-old admitted to stealing the jewelry because he was addicted to opioids.