201810

Arizona Accepts First Participant into FinTech Sandbox

Announces New FinTech Partnership with Taiwan

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the first Arizona FinTech Sandbox participant is Omni Mobile Inc., a mobile payment platform aiming to test cheaper and faster payment transfers through its centralized wallet infrastructure. The Attorney General's Office also announced the signing of a new cooperation agreement with Taiwan.

Avoid Internet Business Opportunity Scams that Cost Consumers Thousands

Attorney General Shares Six Tips to Protect Arizonans

PHOENIX – Ready to work from home, be your own boss and make a fortune? That’s what some scammers are promising people in return for buying an internet business opportunity. In most cases, however, the consumer is out thousands of dollars and left with a “business” that generates no profits. Attorney General Mark Brnovich warns consumers that internet business opportunities that sound too good to be true usually are.

Jason Siebert-Thomas Sentenced to 4.5 years in Prison for Using Credit Cards of Deceased Individuals

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Jason Siebert-Thomas, who admitted to using credit cards of deceased individuals, will spend more than four years in prison.

On October 3, 2018, the Honorable Judge Douglas Gerlach sentenced Jason Siebert-Thomas to 4.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections, followed by three years of supervised probation. 

Attorney General’s Office Reaches Civil Settlement with Scottsdale Unified School District

PHOENIX – The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Governing Board of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) reached an agreement on October 4th that satisfies the State's civil claims related to the selection of construction managers under construction manager at risk (CMAR) procurements for projects at Hohokam Elementary School (Hohokam) and Cheyenne Traditional School (Cheyenne).

More than 2,700 Arizonans to Receive First VW Consumer Restitution Checks

AG’s Office Mailing First Batch of Checks, More Than $2.6 Million

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is notifying Arizona consumers to be on the lookout for the first batch of Volkswagen (VW) checks.  More than 2,700 Arizonans will receive an initial payment of $964.00. This will be the first of three batches of checks mailed to potentially more than 11,000 eligible Arizona consumers.

Sample Check (pictured below)