201905

Former Payson Accountant Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Stealing Money from Employers

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Rebecca Sigeti, of Payson, was sentenced to serve six years in the Arizona Department of Corrections followed by seven years of supervised probation. Sigeti worked as an accountant and stole money from her employers, the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District and Sunny Mountain Realty.

El Mirage Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 25-year-old Marco Antonio Alvarado, of El Mirage, was sentenced Friday 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.  Alvarado will serve a consecutive term of lifetime probation upon his release from prison, and will have to register as a sex offender. 

AG Brnovich Leads Coalition Challenging Unfair Dial Corporation Class Action Settlement

PHOENIX -- In a continuation of his ongoing effort to protect consumers from unfair class action settlements, Attorney General Mark Brnovich this week led a bipartisan coalition of twelve state Attorneys General in urging a New Hampshire federal court to reject a proposed class action settlement against Dial Corporation that would send 60% of the settlement cash to attorneys instead of consumers.

Arizona Attorney General's Office Announces Permanent Ban Against Moving Company Owner

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office’s Consumer Protection Section obtained a Stipulated Judgment in Maricopa County Superior Court against Amru Abdalla, Emad Abdalla, (collectively “Abdalla Brothers”) and their company, Bargain Moving, Inc.  This Stipulated Judgment resolves the State’s consumer fraud and contempt action against the Abdalla Brothers who repeatedly violated previous court-ordered settlements.

Support Grows for Arizona’s Lawsuit Against California’s Unconstitutional Business Tax

PHOENIX --- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that five national organizations and a group of law professors have supported the Arizona Attorney General’s Office legal challenge to California’s “doing business” tax that is illegally imposed on Arizona individuals and businesses. The National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), DRI Voice of Defense Bar (DRI), National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Southeastern Legal Foundation, Cato Institute, and Law Professors together filed four amicus briefs in support of Arizona’s lawsuit.

Arizona Joins Coalition of 42 Attorneys General Urging FCC to Take Action Against Robocalls, Caller ID Spoofing

Attorneys General Press FCC to Act Further to Reduce Spoofed Calls and Texts

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, a coalition of 42 Attorneys General joined in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take further action to stop the growing proliferation of illegal robocalls and spoofing.