201805

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.

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.

Former Chief Financial Officer for Scottsdale Unified School District Indicted

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 61-year-old Laura Tenison Smith, the former chief financial officer for Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), for allegedly breaking the state’s conflict of interest laws. Smith is facing 11 felony charges, including 2 counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Practices and 8 counts of Conflict of Interest.

Former Chief Financial Officer for Scottsdale Unified School District Indicted

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 61-year-old Laura Tenison Smith, the former chief financial officer for Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), for allegedly breaking the state’s conflict of interest laws. Smith is facing 11 felony charges, including 2 counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Practices and 8 counts of Conflict of Interest.