202003

Tucson Woman Sentenced to 9.25 Years for Defrauding Elderly Couple Out Of $80,000

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Cynthia Renae Ortiz was sentenced to 9.25 years in prison by a Pima County Superior Court Judge on 21 counts for her scheme that defrauded an Arizona couple out of over $80,000. In February, a jury found Ortiz guilty of 2 counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, 11 counts of Taking the Identity of Another, five counts of Forgery, and one count each of Aggravated Taking the Identity of Another, Theft,

AG Brnovich Files Temporary Restraining Order to Stop Illegal Mailing of Ballots

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit to stop Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes from illegally mailing out ballots for the Democratic Presidential Preference Election. The Attorney General's Office (AGO) also filed a temporary restraining order Friday afternoon against Fontes and Runbeck Election Services Inc., to prevent them from mailing the ballots to registered Democrats who have not yet cast ballots in connection with the Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

Former Dobson High Assistant Basketball Coach Accused of Failing to Report Incidents of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Sexual Abuse

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Joshua Anthony Bribiescas on two counts of Failure to Report, both class 6 felonies. Bribiescas was an assistant high school basketball coach and was a mandatory reporter of child abuse in Arizona. However, Bribiescas allegedly failed to immediately report to a peace officer or to the Arizona Department of Child Safety that two minors were the victims of the reportable offenses of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Sexual Abuse.

Cochise County Drug Ringleader Pleads Guilty to Transporting Narcotic Drugs and Misconduct Involving Weapons

SIERRA VISTA - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Timothy Henry, a Sierra Vista drug distributor, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a Cochise County Superior Court Judge for Transportation of Narcotic Drug for Sale and Misconduct Involving Weapons. Henry’s co-defendants, Jaime Rene Leza, Jennifer Sue Phillips, and Shalmarie Tulk, were all previously convicted and sentenced for their role in assisting Henry traffic the drugs.

Attorney General's Office Puts Real Estate Scammers Out of Business

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office obtained a court order against Ruben Diaz and Rodrigo Diaz, who were accused of deceiving dozens of Spanish-speaking consumers in a variety of real estate-related transactions. As a result of the injunctive relief, Ruben and Rodrigo Diaz are banned permanently from advertising, offering, or providing services in connection with the sale, purchase, lease, or financing of real property in Arizona. In addition, Ruben Diaz owes $425,313 in restitution to consumers, as well as $100,000 in civil penalties to the S