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Fake Dentists Arrested at Dental Office in Glendale

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Special Agents arrested two Valley women for allegedly performing unlicensed dental work on five unsuspecting victims at a dental office in Glendale. Melissa M. Pavey, 45, and Jolene E. Houchens, 38, are accused of performing unlicensed dental procedures, including tooth extractions by utilizing drills, lasers, and surgical tools. Both Pavey and Houchens have never been licensed as a dentist.

Grand Jury Indicts Woman for Forging Bacteria Test Results in Drinking Water Samples in Southern AZ

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Karen L. Hartwell for allegedly altering water sample test results. Hartwell is accused of changing test results for drinking water samples that tested positive for bacteria. Hartwell is facing felony charges of Fraudulent Schemes & Practices and Forgery.

AG Brnovich Obtains $130,000 for Arizonans from Auto Dealer

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Arizona consumers will receive up to $130,000 in restitution as part of a settlement with ABC Nissan, an auto dealer in Phoenix.

“When Arizonans shop for a car, they deserve an honest, transparent, and fair car buying experience,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Advertising fake prices and falsifying consumer information on credit applications are completely unacceptable practices.”

Bagdad Hillside LLC Found Guilty of Illegally Discharging Arsenic Contaminated Water

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Maricopa County Judge found Bagdad Hillside, LLC guilty of 3 felony violations of the Arizona Pollution Discharge Elimination System Program. The judge also ordered Bagdad Hillside’s Chief Financial Officer John Lopes to personally attend the sentencing on May 10, 2018, or face a bench warrant.

AZ Supreme Court Rules Unanimously in Favor of State in MCCCD In-State Tuition Case

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that the Arizona Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in favor of the State in the Maricopa County Community College in-state tuition case. In a 7-0 decision, the Court agreed with a previous 3-0 Court of Appeals decision that existing federal and state law do not allow Maricopa County Community College District to grant in-state tuition benefits to DACA recipients.

Tucson Man Convicted in $2.8 Million Drug and Money Laundering Scheme

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Pima County jury found Carlos David Nogales Sr. guilty of operating a national drug and money laundering scheme involving more than $2.8 million. Nogales was found guilty of 35 felony counts including Fraud, Forgery, Money Laundering, Controlling a Criminal Enterprise, and Possession of Marijuana for Sale.

Tucson Doctor Indicted for Unlawfully Prescribing Opioids

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a grand jury indicted Dr. David Alan Ruben, a medical doctor and board certified psychiatrist, on 26 felony charges, including Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and Administration of Narcotic Drugs. The Tucson District Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Special Agents from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office investigated this case.

Convicted Meth Dealer On the Run

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury found 52-year-old Lauri Vanlitsenborgh guilty of Possession of a Dangerous Drug (Methamphetamine) for Sale, Manufacture of a Dangerous Drug (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Chemicals or Equipment, or both, for the Purpose of Manufacturing a Dangerous Drug (Methamphetamine).