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Adult Care Home Provider Accused of Homicide

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that 52-year-old Valer Catuna, an owner of Artemis Adult Care Home, has been indicted by a Grand Jury for charges of Second Degree Murder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse.

Catuna is accused of assaulting 53-year-old William Griswold, a patient of Artemis Adult Care Home, on the morning of October 21, 2020. Griswold later died in the evening of October 21, 2020. It is alleged that Griswold died as a result of the injuries he sustained during the reported assault by Catuna.

Arizona Joins 47 States in Reaching $188 Million Settlement with Surgical Mesh Manufacturer

PHOENIX – The Arizona Attorney General's Office (AGO) announced a $188.6 million multistate settlement today with Boston Scientific Corporation ("Boston") to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing of its transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients. Arizona will receive $3,102,762 million of the settlement.

AG Mark Brnovich and Rep. Shawnna Bolick Announce New Law that Will Provide Civil Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims 

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Representative Shawnna L.M. Bolick today applauded the enactment of legislation that will allow victims of human and sex trafficking to take civil action against their perpetrators and anyone else who contributes to their abuse.

Paul Petersen Sentenced to 5 Years in Arizona Prison

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has been sentenced to five years in state prison for running an adoption scheme that was unlawfully paid for by Arizona taxpayers. This sentence will be in addition to his federal sentence. Through his adoption practice, Petersen brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth, paid for unlawfully by Arizona taxpayers.

Free Sierra Vista No-Contact Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take Back Event this Weekend

What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Sierra Vista Police Department, and Sierra Vista Citizenship Police Academy Association, are hosting a FREE no-contact Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back event this Saturday, March 20, in Sierra Vista. 

Event volunteers and participants will follow current CDC social distancing guidelines. The public will be asked to remain in their vehicle during the event. Participants are asked to place documents and unwanted prescription drugs in the trunk of their vehicle before arriving.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Warns Against Economic Stimulus Scams

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers about a reported increase in the amount of stimulus check email and text scams. With the third round of economic stimulus checks on the way to many Arizonans, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has seen an uptick in consumer complaints involving unsolicited text messages from scammers pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Attorney General Brnovich Announces $100,000 in Restitution for Sun City Pest Control Consumers

SUN CITY- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office obtained a $100,000 consent judgment against two Arizona pest-control companies after numerous consumers reached out to the Arizona Attorney General's Office (AGO) alleging they did not receive their full termite warranties.