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Attorney General's Office Sends Cease and Desist Notices to Arizona Retailers and Distributors of Illegal Eonsmoke Vaping Products

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office sent cease and desist letters to approximately 5,200 tobacco and vaping product retailers and distributors across Arizona, notifying them that certain Eonsmoke vaping products are illegal and the products need to be removed from store shelves.

AG Brnovich Files Motion to Intervene on behalf of State in DNC v. Hobbs

On Tuesday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a Motion to Intervene with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the State of Arizona in the Democratic National Committee lawsuit challenging Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting and statutes regulating out-of-precinct voting. Attorney General Brnovich is moving to intervene on this matter on behalf of the State because defendant Secretary of State Hobbs has announced that she does not support an appeal.

AG Brnovich Files Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Marketing Company Masquerading as Delivery Service

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a Consumer Fraud lawsuit against Valley Delivery, LLC, Next Day Delivery, LLC, and their owner, Matthew Willes, for allegedly deceiving Arizonans by leaving fake missed “delivery slips” on consumers' doors in order to obtain their personal information.

Owner of Phoenix Tax Service Company and Two Others Indicted for Allegedly Preparing Fraudulent Returns

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Connie Cozzolino, owner of Connie’s Tax Services, her son Richard Luttrull, and Jennifer Lohss aka Jennifer Drziewicki, on charges of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Illegal Control of an Enterprise, 24 counts of Preparing False Tax Returns and Forgery for Allegedly Preparing Arizona Personal Income Tax Returns that contained fraudulent information for tax years 2012-2018.

Attorney General Brnovich Announces Nearly $11 Million Settlement with CenturyLink

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office has secured a nearly $11 million Arizona Consent Judgment with CenturyLink to resolve allegations that the company engaged in deceptive and unfair advertising and billing practices by, among other things, failing to disclose fees and ultimately charging Arizona consumers more than the prices it promised in advertisements and sales pitches. The Consent Judgment is subject to court approval.

AG Brnovich Announces Record-Breaking Consumer Recoveries as Arizona Consumer Protection Week Kicks Off

PHOENIX – The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced that it recovered over $38 million in direct restitution for consumers in 2019. Since AG Brnovich took office in January 2015, the AGO has obtained a record amount of consumer restitution, recovering more than $94 million directly for consumers. In 2019 alone, the AGO: