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AG Brnovich Issues Advisory Concerning Work-From-Home and Classroom Cybersecurity

PHOENIX - With COVID-19 causing a large number of Arizonans to work from home or attend school online, Attorney General Mark Brnovich advises Arizonans to use safe internet practices. With crooks and scammers busy trying to gain access to people's computers and personal information through weak security measures, AG Brnovich offers the following common sense tips to help you, your business, and your family stay safe online.

Security for Online Meetings and Classrooms

Attorney General Brnovich Asks Supreme Court to Rule on Ballot Harvesting Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Attorney General Mark Brnovich continued his defense of Arizona's authority to enact laws that prevent multiple voting, protect against voter intimidation, preserve the secrecy of the ballot, and safeguard election integrity. AG Brnovich is asking the Supreme Court of the United States to review the Ninth Circuit's recent en banc decision that inexplicably reversed itself, and struck down Arizona laws restricting bal

Attorney General's Office Issues Legal Opinion Regarding the Use of School District Funds for COVID-19 Health-Related Purposes

PHOENIX – The Attorney General’s Office issued a new legal opinion today relating to the permitted use of school district funds to make health-related expenditures for families, students, and community members in response to COVID-19. In short, the opinion concludes Arizona school districts can use district funds, as long as the health-related expenditures meet specific legal criteria.

Representative T.J. Shope recently posed the following question to the office:

AG Brnovich Calls on FTC to Strengthen Consumer Protections for Funeral Home Services

PHOENIX— Attorney General Mark Brnovich today joined a coalition of 22 Attorneys General calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enhance consumer protections around funeral home services. The Funeral Rule, enacted in 1982, protects consumers from unfair and deceptive practices in the sale of funeral products and services. Funeral expenses have risen almost twice as fast as consumer prices, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Attorney General's Office Issues Advisory Regarding Work-From-Home Scams

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich advises Arizonans to properly verify work-from-home opportunities. Scammers frequently take advantage of major events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, by using the resulting economic distress to steal money and personal information from consumers. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is aware of scams in Arizona attempting to take advantage of Arizonans by posting fake work-from-home jobs.

Arizona Supreme Court Hears Appeal of ABOR Tuition Lawsuit

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s ongoing effort to seek greater transparency and accountability from Arizona's public universities continued today before the Arizona Supreme Court. The lawsuit was brought against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) over the skyrocketing costs of attending Arizona’s public universities, where in-state tuition and mandatory fees have risen more than 300 percent since 2003 despite a state constitutional requirement that such instruction be provided “as nearly free as possible.”

Goodyear Man Charged for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 29-year-old Jesse Anthony Garcia, of Goodyear, was charged with 9 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Appearing before Judge Joseph Mikitish, Garcia was held to answer on a complaint filed on March 24, 2020.

Garcia allegedly created nine image files containing visual depictions of a minor engaged in exploitative exhibition or sexual conduct between February and April 2016. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents arrested Garcia on March 22, 2020.

AG Brnovich Issues Cease-and-Desist Letter to Chandler-Based Prepper's Discount for Offering COVID-19 “Immunity” Tablets

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Chandler-based Prepper’s Discount, Inc., demanding the company stop advertising merchandise in a manner which deceptively implies it could provide immunity from COVID-19.