AG's Office Attributes Spike to Sale of E-cigarettes to Minors
PHOENIX -- More than 35 million Americans move each year. Moving can be a stressful and expensive experience, and it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you become the victim of an unscrupulous moving company. Moving scams can result in lost or damaged possessions, hundreds or even thousands of dollars in “extra” fees, and hours/days of wasted time.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently filed a brief in the District of Arizona asking the Court to deny preliminary approval to a proposed Motel 6 ICE class action settlement that is almost certain to divert millions in settlement cash from class members to charities with no direct connection to the class.
AG’s Office Will Distribute Nearly $2 Million in Recovered Funds to Victims of Bankcard Empire Boiler Room Telephone Fraud Operation
PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced almost $2 million has been recovered for victims of a 10-year-old Phoenix-based boiler room telephone fraud operation through civil forfeiture and liquidation of seized property. The Attorney General’s Financial Remedies Section (FRS) and the U.S. Postal Inspector conducted the investigation.
State alleges machines were equipped with an “Auto-Percentaging” system, which could be set to ensure that a certain number of players lost the game before the machine paid a prize
Former Business Manager Sentenced to 4.5 Years for Stealing Money from Western Arizona Vocational Educational District
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Deborah Long (aka Deborah Keller) was sentenced to serve 4.5 years in Arizona Department of Corrections followed by 7 years of supervised probation. The Court also forfeited Long's interest in her ASRS retirement. Long stole money while working as a business manager for Western Arizona Vocational Educational District #50 (WAVE), a joint technological education district in Mohave County.
AG Brnovich Applauds Enactment of Timeshare Reform Legislation; Announces $25 Million in Savings to date for Timeshare Purchasers
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Governor Ducey has signed HB2639, a bill introduced by Representative Shawnna Bolick that adds additional future protections for Arizona consumers considering timeshare purchases. In an effort to address ongoing consumer issues in the timeshare industry, Representative Bolick introduced HB2639 with the assistance of the Attorney General’s Office.
Indictments Part Of Operation No Mulligans - 20 People Total Indicted
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, Aggravated Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, and Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor. These indictments are in addition to the 14 others previously indicted since March of 2019, bringing the total number of indictments to 20.
Former Account Services Manager for Pima County Joint Technical Education District Indicted for Embezzled Funds
TUCSON -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Pima County Grand Jury indicted Tyler Jeffrey Buntrock, a former account services manager for the Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED), for allegedly embezzling public monies. Buntrock is facing six felony counts of Violation of Duties of a Custodian of Public Monies.
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.