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AG Brnovich Announces Start of Wells Fargo Consumer Redress Review Program

Consumers, who have not been made whole through other remediation programs, can submit inquiries to escalation team

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today Wells Fargo has launched a consumer redress review program through which consumers, who have not yet been made whole through other remediation programs, can seek to have their inquiry or complaint reviewed by a Wells Fargo escalation team for possible relief.

11 Defendants Indicted in Drug Trafficking Investigation

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 11 people for their alleged involvement in, or association with, a crack cocaine, Oxycodone, and marijuana distribution ring. A year-long investigation led by the Phoenix Police Department (PPD), culminated this month when law enforcement agencies carried out multiple search warrants throughout the South Phoenix area.

Three People Indicted After Million Dollar Drug Bust in Gila Bend

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury handed down an indictment of 48-year-old Yony Ontiveros-Torres of Mexico, 46-year-old Ruben Jimenez Espericueta of Mexico, and 30-year-old Jose Jaime Garcia Lopez of Phoenix, for Conspiracy, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Transportation of a Dangerous Drug (Methamphetamine), Transportation of Marijuana for Sale over the Statutory Threshold, and two counts of Theft of Means of Transportation.

Mohave County Inmate is Sentenced for Murder of Cellmate

Phoenix — Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that Gaven Robel, of California, pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices. Mohave County Judge Billy K. Sipe, Jr. sentenced Robel to an aggravated term of 21 years flat time in the Arizona Department of Corrections, followed by seven years of Supervised Probation with specific terms regarding mental health to begin upon his release.

Four Defendants Plead Guilty for Running Illegal Poker Room in Sierra Vista

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced four defendants, charged in connection with “The Poker Room Live,” pleaded guilty in Cochise County Superior Court on Friday, February 15, 2019.  The four had been charged last August by a State Grand Jury with felony conspiracy, illegal enterprise, and gambling offenses related to "The Poker Room Live" which had been in operation in Sierra Vista from approximately 2007 until September 14, 2017. 

Mesa Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison in Child Sexual Exploitation Case

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 48-year-old Meyer Michael Stratton, of Mesa, was sentenced to 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections after being convicted on felony charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Stratton will serve a consecutive term of lifetime probation upon his release from prison and will have to register as a sex offender.