202008

AG Brnovich Files Special Action with the AZ Supreme Court Regarding Tucson’s “Off-Cycle” Election Date Ordinance

PHOENIX – The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a special action with the Arizona Supreme Court today asking the Court to resolve whether the City of Tucson’s ordinance, which calls for the next City Council election, and any special local elections, to be held “off-cycle” in 2021. The AGO is requesting the Court to declare that the Tucson ordinance violates state law and is therefore null and void.

AG Brnovich Urges Congress to Adopt Measures to Expand Funding for Crime Victims

All 56 State and Territorial AGs Call for Increased Funding and More Flexibility

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a coalition of state and territorial attorneys general of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories urging Congress to adopt key changes to the Victims of Crime Act that provide critical financial support to victims of violent crimes and their families.

Former Caretaker in Mohave County Sentenced to 5 years for Escape and Theft

KINGMAN — Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 65-year-old Michael Thomas DeArmond, a former caretaker who worked in the Kingman area, was sentenced to five years in prison for Escape and Theft.

In 2018, DeArmond was originally arrested for violating the terms of his probation stemming from a 2015 case (CR-2015-00159). DeArmond was released from custody in May 2018, but ordered to return to the Mohave County Jail by a specific date. When DeArmond failed to return, the charge of Escape in the Second Degree was filed in August 2018.

AG Brnovich Warns of Scams Claiming to Have COVID-19 Testing Results

Banner warning of Scam Alert

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to look out for COVID-19 test result scams. COVID-19 testing providers and patients are reporting a possible imposter scam. Fraudsters may be calling consumers claiming that they have COVID‑19 test results, but are really trying to acquire patients’ personal information or tricking patients int