201906

Former Department of Public Safety Crime Lab Employee Indicted for Theft

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a Grand Jury indicted 52-year-old Todd Whittard for Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices and Theft.  Whittard was a supervisor in the Arizona Department of Public Crime Lab Firearms Section and is believed to have stolen items that belonged to the department during his employment.The investigation was performed by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). 

AG Brnovich Announces Nearly $4 Million in Debt Relief for 412 former Arizona ITT Tech Students

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office secured an agreement to obtain $3,980,230.28 in debt relief for 412 former ITT Tech students in Arizona as part of a multistate settlement with 43 other states. Nationally, the settlement will result in debt relief of more than $168 million for more than 18,000 former ITT students. The settlement is with Student CU Connect CUSO, LLC (“CUSO”), which offered loans to finance students’ tuition at ITT Tech, the failed for-profit college.

Former President of Marana Youth Football Team Sentenced for Embezzlement

MARANA - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that 58-year-old Steve Leslie Marshall of Tucson was sentenced to seven years of probation with 120 days in the Pima County Jail by a Superior Court Judge and ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution to reimburse the Marana Broncos Youth Football Organization for the money that Marshall fraudulently took to spend on himself.

Four Tucson Men Indicted on Charges Related to Drive-By Shootings

TUCSON -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted four Tucson men on charges relating to Assisting and Participating in a Criminal Street Gang, Drive by Shooting, Aggravated Assault, Discharging a Firearm at a Residential Structure, Misconduct Involving Weapons, Conspiracy, and Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, among other related charges.

Surprise Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexual Exploitation of Minor

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 43-year-old Raymond Luis Peltier, of Surprise, was sentenced to fifteen 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. Peltier will serve a consecutive term of lifetime probation upon his release from prison, and will have to register as a sex offender.

AG Brnovich Reminds Job Seekers to be on the Lookout for Possible Employment Scams

PHOENIX -- As the school year ends and graduations take place, many Arizonans will be looking for quick employment, some for the first time.  The Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to remind those looking for employment to be on the lookout for possible employment scams. Scam artists are finding new ways or creating twists on old scams to take advantage of those looking to earn money.  From fake employment posts to mystery shopper scams, everyone needs to be cautious.