202009

Used Car Dealer Indicted on Fraud and Theft Charges

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury indicted Farhad Kankash, owner of Onyx Motor Sports and Main Auto Group car dealerships, on seven counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and seven counts of Theft, involving over $350,000.

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) agents conducted an investigation and discovered thirteen (13) victims accused Kankash of theft from April 2018 to April 2019.

C.R. Bard and Becton, Dickinson and Company to Pay $1.15 Million to Arizona in Pelvic Mesh Device Multistate Settlement

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced that C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company have agreed to pay $1.15 million to Arizona in penalties. The settlement with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office is part of a $60 million settlement with 48 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that C.R. Bard deceptively marketed its transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

Former Vice Principal of Closed Goodyear Charter School Sentenced For Her Role In Enrolling Fake Students

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced former charter school principal, Joann Vega, was sentenced to four months in jail and ordered to pay $2,538,722 in restitution for her role in enrolling fake students to obtain funding from the Arizona Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Vega is the second defendant to be sentenced in this case.

Former State Senate Candidate Indicted for Forging Signatures to Qualify for Citizens Clean Elections Fund

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that a State Grand Jury indicted Lorenzo U. Herrera a/k/a Larry Herrera, a former candidate for the Arizona Senate, on 34 felony counts including Attempted Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, Forgery, and Perjury.

Former ITT Students to Receive $330 Million in Debt Relief in Settlement

1,008 Arizona Students Will Receive $7.8 million in Student Loan Debt Relief

PHOENIX — Attorney General Mark Brnovich has secured an agreement to obtain $7.8 million in debt relief for more than 1,000 former ITT Tech students in Arizona as part of a settlement with 48 attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Nationally, this settlement will result in debt relief of about $330 million for 35,000 borrowers who have outstanding principal balances.

Former Principal of Closed Goodyear Charter School Sentenced to 3.75 Years in Prison

Defendant Ordered to Pay More than $2 million in Restitution

PHOENIX - Former charter school principal, Harold Cadiz, was sentenced to 3.75 years in prison and ordered to pay $2,538,722 in restitution for his role in enrolling fake students to obtain funding from the Arizona Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Attorney General Brnovich Announces Civil Rights Consent Decree Against Big Tex Trailers

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that the Arizona Attorney General’s Division of Civil Rights Section (Division) entered into a consent decree to resolve a disability lawsuit filed by the Division, pursuant to the Arizona Civil Rights Act (ACRA), against Big Tex Trailer World, Inc., d/b/a Big Tex Trailers (Big Tex).