201911

WANTED: Arrest Warrant Issued for Unlicensed HVAC Repairman

TUCSON -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Arturo Juarez, an unlicensed HVAC repairman from Tucson who defrauded would-be customers out of approximately $85,000.  Juarez previously pleaded guilty to one count each of Theft and Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, but he failed to appear for sentencing in the Pima County Superior Court scheduled on November 19, 2019.

AG Brnovich Urges SCOTUS To Accept Jurisdiction and Rule in Arizona’s Fraudulent Transfer Action Involving Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a reply brief today urging the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) to take up the State’s case against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin, and eight members of the Sackler family who owned and controlled the company.

Manager of Chandler Assisted Living Facility Sentenced after Death of 69-Year-Old Resident

CHANDLER – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced two managers of a Chandler assisted living facility pleaded guilty to their roles in the death of a 69-year-old resident who spent two days inside the home-based facility without air conditioning.

56-year-old Joseph Somera and 56-year-old Lolita Somera pleaded guilty to Vulnerable Adult Abuse, a class 6 Designated Felony. The Someras managed and operated Happy Homes Assisted Living Facility in Chandler, AZ.

Four Former AG’s File Amicus Brief Urging AZ Supreme Court to Overturn McFate

On Friday, November 8, former Arizona Attorneys General Jack LaSota, Bob Corbin, Terry Goddard, and Tom Horne filed an amicus brief with the Arizona Supreme Court in support of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s petition to the court seeking the overturning of the McFate decision. The four former attorneys general provide information and a unique perspective to the issue the McFate case presents: should the Attorney General have standing to bring a constitutional claim against the Arizona Board of Regents, a constitutionally-created state agency?

Attorney General's Office, AARP, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and Solstice Senior Living Hosting Sun City West Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event this Weekend

What: The Arizona Attorney General's Office, AARP Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and Solstice Senior Living will be hosting a Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event this weekend in Sun City West. The cost is free and will be open to the public.

When: Saturday, November 16th at 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Solstice Senior Living
18626 N. Spanish Garden Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375

AG Brnovich Joins 43 Other State Attorneys General Urging Congress to Pass the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act

PHOENIX - Attorney General Brnovich, along with a bipartisan coalition of 43 other state attorneys general, is urging Congress to support our veterans by passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019.  The legislation would further assist Veteran Treatment Courts which are diversionary court processes used for minor, non-violent offenses. These courts pair veterans with mentors to address substance abuse and mental health issues as well as assist with obtaining United States Veterans Administration benefits that can help with treatment and employment.

AG Brnovich, Senator Mesnard, and Representative Weninger Working to Protect Arizonans with Pre-Existing Conditions

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Senator J.D. Mesnard, and Representative Jeff Weninger announced today they are working together on legislation to protect Arizonans with pre-existing conditions. The new proposed legislation would take effect in the event the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or relevant portions thereof. The group believes Arizona should join approximately a dozen other states that have adopted similar pre-existing condition protections.