201809

Attorney General Brnovich Reaches $148 Million Settlement With Uber Over Data Breach

PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that he, along with his counterparts in the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, reached an agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers. 

As part of the nationwide settlement, Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to the states. Arizona will receive $2,738,794.47. In addition, Uber has agreed to strengthen its corporate governance and data-security practices.

Thursday Press Briefing On New Medicare Cards Coming to Arizona

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich, alongside a top Medicare official, and a representative from Senior Medicare Patrol, will discuss new Medicare cards currently in the mail to more than 1.3 million Arizonans. The new cards will no longer utilize a person’s Social Security Number to cut down on identity fraud.

Who: Arizona Attorney Mark Brnovich will discuss the growing problem of identity theft and will provide consumer tips to protect against Medicare fraud.

Attorney General Brnovich Takes Action Against Pearl Bridal

PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a civil lawsuit against Pearl Bridal and its owners, Erica and Tyson Miltenberger. The complaint alleges that Pearl Bridal and the Miltenbergers used false advertising and deceptive practices to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in prepayments for wedding dresses, and then abruptly shut down the business and disappeared, leaving over $275,000 in orders unfilled.

AG Mark Brnovich Statement Regarding Alleged AHCCCS Public Fraud Investigation

On September 2nd, 2015, special agents of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office executed search warrants at four different locations in Maricopa County in conjunction with an ongoing investigation by their Health Care Fraud Special Investigation Section. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted with the execution of the search warrants at one location. Two suspects are in custody, including a former state employee.

Mesa Man Charged with Possessing Over Forty Homemade Bombs

MESA - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Jeffrey Metcalf on charges related to manufacturing and storing prohibited weapons. 

Metcalf is accused of possessing 42 homemade pipe bombs and the materials to manufacture 30 additional bombs at his Mesa residence.  The removal and disposal of the devices required a joint effort between the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS), and the Mesa Police Department.

Metcalf is facing 42 felony counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons.

Former Sunnyslope High School Attendance Secretary Charged with Embezzling School Funds

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Eunice Lopez, former attendance secretary at Sunnyslope High School, on charges related to alleged theft of school funds. 

Between 2015 and 2017, Lopez is accused of stealing 151 cash payments for student parking permits and falsifying documents to conceal her actions. In total, Lopez is believed to have stolen approximately $3,455 in cash.  

Lopez is facing felony counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft, and three counts of Violation By Custodian of Public Monies.