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AZ Supreme Court Affirms Conviction Phoenix Woman Who Faked Cancer to Obtain an Abortion

PHOENIX -- Today, the Arizona Supreme Court affirmed the convictions and sentences of Chalice Renee Zeitner, who was previously sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2016 after she was convicted on fraud, theft and forgery charges. Zeitner obtained a late-term abortion funded by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the state Medicaid program, by forging a letter purportedly from a physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, claiming she had cancer and n

Former Medical Transport Driver Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Stealing Over $100,000 from AHCCCS

TUCSON — Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 72-year-old David Henry Meyer was sentenced to 27 months in prison for stealing over $100,000 from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).  Meyer pleaded guilty to Theft, a class 4 felony.  In addition to the prison sentence, Meyer was ordered to pay restitution to AHCCCS in the amount of $100,782.01.

Former Doctor Arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Benson

BENSON — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that Glenn Gary Robertson has been arrested for one count of Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

A joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Special Agents with the Arizona Attorney General's Office revealed that Robertson allegedly conspired to have a former patient murdered. Robertson was arrested at a home in Benson.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Files Reply Brief with Arizona Supreme Court Challenging ABOR’s Unconstitutional Tuition-Setting Policies

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich's recently filed a reply brief in the Arizona Supreme Court in the lawsuit challenging the Arizona Board of Regents’ (ABOR) tuition-setting policies. The filing sets forth why ABOR’s tuition and fee setting practices are unconstitutional and require judicial review.  

ABOR continues to misdirect scrutiny of its actions and seeks to avoid accountability for its unlawful tuition-and-fee-related actions.

Arizona Attorney General's Office, Grandview Terrace & MCSO Host a Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

What: The Attorney General’s Office, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), and Grandview Terrace, will be hosting a Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event. The cost is free and will be open to the public.

When: Saturday, March 16th at 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375

Why: Shredding your personal or sensitive documents is an important step to ensure your identity is not stolen. Getting rid of old prescription drugs is key in keeping opioids out of the hands of our youth.

Mesa Man Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding Elderly Victim of $2 Million

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Donaldo Parra, of Mesa, for Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and Theft.

The indictment arises out of an investigation conducted by the Mesa Police Department.  The allegations came to the attention of police when employees of a bank noticed the elderly victim appeared nervous and stressed while withdrawing money from her bank account.

Chandler Couple Sentenced to Prison for Passing Forged Prescriptions for Opiates

PHOENIX — Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today Jessica Wise and Joseph James were sentenced to separate terms in prison after the married couple pleaded guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court.  James and Wise each pleaded guilty to four counts of Obtaining a Narcotic Drug by Fraud for filling forged prescriptions for the prescription opiate Oxycodone.  James was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison and Wise was sentenced to a term of 2.75 years in prison.