201904

Grand Jury Indicts Six Defendants in Gas Skimming Investigation

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted six men who are alleged to have been a part of an illegal credit card gas skimmer ring for fraudulent schemes and artifices, conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise, computer tampering, organized retail theft, and taking the identity of another person. Their alleged participation involved a scheme to purchase diesel fuel for resale with stolen credit card information between April 11, 2018, and December 20, 2018.

Civil Rights Division Settles with Tucson Apartment Complex Over Sex and Familial Status Claims

Complex Prohibited Pregnant Residents

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that the Arizona Attorney General's Office Civil Rights Division (“Civil Rights Division”) has settled a case against TBM Equities, LLC d/b/a Sahara Apartments (“Sahara Apartments”). Sahara Apartments operates an apartment complex exclusively for students near the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Six Additional Arizonans Indicted in Undercover Child Sexual Exploitation Crackdown

Indictments Part of Operation No Mulligans - 13 Men Indicted to Date

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted six Arizona men on charges relating to Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, and drug related charges. These indictments are in addition to the 7 others previously indicted in March of 2019, bringing the total number of individuals indicted to date in Operation No Mulligans to 13.

Chandler Man Sentenced to 9.25 Years for Theft and Selling Dangerous and Narcotic Drugs

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 67-year-old Robert Thomas Padilla, Sr., was sentenced to 9.25 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for his involvement with a group of seven individuals that were buying and selling stolen property, as well as selling dangerous and narcotic drugs from a Chandler home.

AG Brnovich Files Amended Complaint Against ABOR and ASU in Omni Hotel Deal

State Alleges Gift Clause Violation in the Millions

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Brnovich announced today that his office filed an amended complaint against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and Arizona State University (ASU) in Arizona Tax Court seeking to end ASU’s practice of using ABOR’s tax-exempt government status to facilitate special property deals for favored corporations.

AG Brnovich Announces $9.5 Million Settlement with Former VP of Sales for Insys

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office reached a $9.5 million settlement with Alec Burlakoff, the former Vice President of Sales for the Chandler-based opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, Inc. The Attorney General’s Office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Burlakoff, Insys Therapeutics, and others in August 2017, alleging that Insys and Burlakoff created and operated a scheme in which Insys paid docto