202009

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).

Ringleader and Co-Defendant Indicted in Alleged Prostitution Ring

CHANDLER -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury indicted Mikal Lee Smith on charges of Conspiracy, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Money Laundering in the First Degree, Pandering, Receiving Earnings of a Prostitute, Sex Trafficking, and Threatening or Intimidating. His co-defendant, Aprel Mae Rasmussen, was indicted on charges of Conspiracy, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Money Laundering in the First Degree, and Pandering.

AZ Attorney General’s Office Reaches $11 Million Settlement with Hacienda Healthcare

Additionally: Two Former Hacienda Healthcare Officers Indicted

PHOENIX --- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office reached a civil settlement with Hacienda Healthcare Inc., (Hacienda) where it will pay the State more than $11,000,000 to resolve its case with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO). By signing the settlement agreement, Hacienda accepts responsibility for the below conduct, but it does not exonerate any former officers in the ongoing AGO criminal indictment.

Former Hacienda Healthcare Officers Indicted in Elaborate Fraud Case

Hacienda to Provide More than $11 Million to State in Financial Settlement 

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced former Hacienda Healthcare officers William Timmons and Joseph O’Malley have been indicted for an elaborate alleged white collar fraud scheme that bilked Arizona taxpayers out of millions of dollars. Additionally, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) reached a financial settlement with Hacienda Healthcare Inc. (Hacienda), where it will pay the State more than $11 million to resolve its case.