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Attorney General Mark Brnovich Obtains Injunction Against Vaping Company Eonsmoke

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office obtained a preliminary injunction against Eonsmoke, LLC, regarding its advertisement and sale of illegal vaping products to Arizonans, including Arizona’s youth. The injunction immediately prohibits Eonsmoke from selling its illegal products in the State.

Former Vice Principal of Closed Goodyear Charter School Pleads Guilty to Theft

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Joann Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to two counts of theft, class two felonies, for her role in reporting false student enrollment at the Bradley Academy of Excellence a.k.a. Discovery Creemos Academy. The false reporting resulted in a loss of approximately $2.5 million in taxpayer funds mostly provided by the Arizona Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture also overfunded the school as a result of the fraud.

AG Brnovich Leads Bipartisan Coalition Fighting Creation of ‘Negotiation Class’ that Undermines Opioid Multidistrict Litigation

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and 12 other attorneys general recently urged the federal appeals court in Cincinnati to reverse an Ohio federal judge’s order that undermines the ability of States to negotiate a comprehensive opioid settlement. The attorneys general allege that no grant of legislative or constitutional authority permitted the District Court to certify a “negotiation class” to resolve multidistrict litigation against entities who played a role in the opioid crisis.

Employee of Former Goodyear Charter School Pleads Guilty to Theft

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Harold Cadiz pleaded guilty Friday morning to two counts of theft, class two felonies, for his role in reporting false student enrollment at the Bradley Academy of Excellence a.k.a Discovery Creemos Academy. The false reporting resulted in an approximately $2.2 million loss to the Arizona Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ninth Circuit Grants Attorney General Brnovich's Request for a Stay of Mandate in DNC v. Hobbs

PHOENIX – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Attorney General Brnovich's motion to stay the Court's mandate in the DNC v. Hobbs case. Today's order ensures Arizona's ban on ballot harvesting and the law regarding out-of-precinct voting will remain in place until the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to hear the appeal of the case.

Unlicensed Used Auto Dealer Indicted for Fraudulent Schemes and Tax Evasion

Defendant Accused of Curbstoning

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Randolph Ezrre, of Rio Rico, with Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, and 11 counts of Filing a False Tax Return for allegedly failing to pay transaction privilege tax, also known as sales tax, on used car sales in 2017 and 2018.