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.
Ordered to Pay Over $100,000 in Restitution
PHOENIX — The Attorney General’s Office announced today that a Goodyear Pharmacy Technician has been convicted of stealing hundreds of boxes of diabetic test strips from his employer.
PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that 41-year-old Robert Aguayo was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections for stealing approximately $4.75 million in an oil investment scam.
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.
SUN CITY – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted William Grewell with fraudulent schemes and artifices, failure to pay taxes, and five counts of filing a false tax return for allegedly failing to pay transaction privilege tax, also known as sales tax, on his dealership’s used car sales between 2014 and 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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