Litchfield Park Man Indicted in Child Sexual Exploitation Case

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 47-year-old Matthew Sam Valdez, from Litchfield Park, on ten counts of Child Sexual Exploitation on Monday.

Valdez was arrested on December 10, 2018, after agents allegedly located 10 images depicting child sexual abuse in his possession.

Valdez, who was on pre-trial release for a separate alleged Aggravated DUI case, is being held without bond in the Maricopa County Jail.  This case was investigated by the Phoenix Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Obtains Judgment Against Runaway Landscaper

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced a $195,761 judgment against Brent Ford. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Ford back in June after receiving complaints from homeowners who claimed to have paid Ford thousands of dollars in advance for landscaping services and received little to no work in return.

Goodyear Pharmacy Technician Pleads Guilty to Theft of Medical Supplies

Phoenix — Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a Goodyear Pharmacy Technician pleaded guilty for his role in stealing hundreds of boxes of diabetic test strips from his employer.

30-year-old Robert Brian Kemple was charged in June with 33 criminal offenses for allegedly stealing over $100,000 of medical supplies at a CVS Pharmacy between March 2017 and September 2017. Investigators allege Kemple used his position to order diabetic test strips for the store and then would sell them online.


PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to beware of fake ticket scams, ahead of several big events scheduled in Arizona. High profile sporting events and concerts are prime targets for scammers.

“Scammers are finding new and creative ways to steal your hard-earned money when it comes to ticket sales,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Consumers need to take precautions to guarantee they’re not left empty-handed at the entrance with a counterfeit ticket.”

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Files First Multistate HIPAA Related Data Breach Lawsuit

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that he, along with Attorneys General from 11 other states and commonwealths, has filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana against Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. and NoMoreClipboard, LLC (collectively “MIE”), a web-based electronic health record company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Today’s filing marks the first time state Attorneys General have joined together to pursue a HIPAA-related multistate data breach case in federal court.