PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Karen Hernandez and Pedro Arvizu, two tax preparers, for allegedly preparing false Arizona State resident personal income tax returns submitted to the Arizona Department of Revenue.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Arizona is part of a bipartisan coalition of 19 states that filed an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in Brakeen v. Zinke. ICWA is a 40-year-old federal law that furthers the best interests of Native American children and protects the sovereignty of Indian tribes by preserving children’s connections to their tribal heritage.
CAMPE VERDE – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 28-year-old JJ Austin Angel Amack McFarland, of Cottonwood, also known as Jay McFarland, was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. McFarland, appearing before Judge Michael R. Bluff in Yavapai Superior Court in Camp Verde, was also sentenced to a consecutive term of lifetime probation, and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Consumers Harmed by Alleged Installation of Unlawful “Defeat Devices” in Certain Diesel Vehicles
$1,000 in Compensation to be Provided for up to 2,585 Arizonans
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Harold Cadiz and Joann Vega for their alleged roles in the approximately $2.2 million fraud involving the use of false students at the Bradley Academy of Excellence a.k.a. Discovery Creemos Academy.
Seeks Compensation for Arizonans Over Alleged "Clean Diesel" Vehicle Claims
PHOENIX – Fresh off a $40 million consumer recovery case against Volkswagen, Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and its parent Daimler AG on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding Arizonans through the sales of certain “clean diesel” cars.
PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement a number of policies to resolve an investigation by 43 states and the District of Columbia into the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores in the United States.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 67-year-old James Michael Russo of Phoenix, Arizona, has been sentenced to serve two and half years with the Arizona Department of Corrections for his conviction on felony counts of Attempted Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices and Forgery.
PHOENIX --- Attorney General Mark Brnovich delivered his second inaugural speech on Monday morning at the state capitol. He emphasized the importance of the Rule of Law and called on Arizonans to believe in each other.
Below is the text of General Brnovich’s speech:
Thank you Judge Brnovich for administering the oath. Thank you to all of my family for being here at this special time, and for your unwavering support in everything that I do.
TUCSON -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Alysia Franco, also known as Martha Orozco, for her alleged involvement in a scheme to steal closing funds during real estate purchase transactions. The indictment alleges Franco committed two counts of Theft, one count of Money Laundering in the Second Degree, one count of Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, and one count of Conspiracy.