PHOENIX – Attorney General Section Chief Counsel Kimberly Ortiz is the 2018 recipient of the State Bar of Arizona's Michael C. Cudahy Criminal Justice Award.
Indictment Comes During National Health Care Fraud Takedown:
AZ Attorney General's Office Ranked #3 in Nation for Health Care Fraud Indictments
Phoenix, AZ — The Attorney General’s Office announced today that a State Grand Jury has indicted a Goodyear Pharmacy Technician for his alleged role in stealing hundreds of boxes of diabetic test strips.
KINGMAN- Amanda Lee Doyle, the leader of a now-defunct Mohave County illegal opioid distribution ring, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, followed by four years supervised probation to begin upon her release from prison.
Back in May 2018, Doyle plead guilty to three counts: Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices, Attempted Acquisition of a Narcotic Drug by Fraud, and Attempted Computer Tampering.
PHOENIX – The Attorney General’s Office signed an agreement today to resolve a lawsuit filed in the Arizona Supreme Court against the City of Tempe over its improper use of tax breaks to private developments.
PHOENIX — Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted former Registered Nurse Danielle Lynn Langham on 23 drug diversion related offenses.
Investigators say 44-year-old Langham worked at a Scottsdale surgery center where she tampered with and diverted narcotic medications (Fentanyl and Dilaudid) from vials on hand at the surgery center. It was further alleged that she was diverting the prescription drugs for her personal use and that she refilled the vials with sterile saline to avoid getting caught.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a motion to intervene in a pending federal appeal Friday in a continuation of his efforts to stop improper serial lawsuits filed by Mr. Peter Strojnik against Arizona businesses.
U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow recently dismissed 15 of these suits and consolidated the rest for an appeal to the Ninth Circuit. The Attorney General’s motion to intervene in this appeal is part of his broader efforts to protect Arizona businesses by shutting down Mr. Strojnik’s abusive litigation tactics.
Arizona Attorney General's Office Announces $400,000 in Community Grants to Educate Youth on Opioid Abuse
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that three community organizations from across the state will receive a total of $400,000 in grants to help combat youth opioid abuse within Arizona. The grants will be used to educate middle and high school aged youth, and 18-21 year old college students at Yavapai College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University about the dangers of opioid misuse and abuse.
PHOENIX - Katie Conner has joined the Office of the Arizona Attorney General and will serve as the new Spokesperson and Director of Media Relations for Mark Brnovich. For the past five years, Conner has worked as an Emmy award-winning reporter for ABC15.
AG Brnovich, FTC, Better Business Bureau, and State Attorneys General Announce Results of Operation Main Street: Stopping Small Business Scams Law Enforcement and Education Initiative
Contact: Ryan Anderson (602) 542-8302 or Ryan.Anderson@azag.gov
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.