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Attorney General Brnovich Statement on SCOTUS Accepting Arizona's Petition on 2019 Public Charge Rule

PHOENIX --  Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) accepted Attorney General Mark Brnovich's petition to defend the Public Charge Rule, which ensures that noncitizens are able to financially support themselves in order to become U.S. citizens or to obtain green cards. President Biden abandoned the rule earlier this year, and General Brnovich's Office (AGO) stepped in to defend the law. 

Attorney General Brnovich Leads Coalition to Uphold Free Speech

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Petersen are leading a coalition of 16 state attorneys general to defend the free speech rights of business owners at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). In 303 Creative v. Elenis, the coalition is arguing that States cannot apply their public accommoda­tions laws to force business owners to create custom speech. The coalition is asking SCOTUS to grant review of the case to ensure freedom of speech for all.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Announces Fraud Charges Against Tucson Unified School District Employee

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the State Grand Jury has indicted Rosa Maria Ordonez, the former finance manager for the Tucson Unified School District’s Pueblo High School bookstore, on two counts of Theft and one felony violation of Duties and Liabilities of Custodian of Public Monies.

Attorney General Brnovich Obtains Over $400,000 from Scottsdale Doctor for Opioid Prescriptions

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office (AGO) obtained a consent judgment with Dr. Steve Fanto, a Scottsdale-based pain management doctor. The settlement resolves the State’s claims that Dr. Fanto took hundreds of thousands of dollars in sham educational “speaker fees” from Chandler-based Insys Therapeutics in exchange for prescribing Subsys, a highly addictive opioid prescription drug that contains fentanyl.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Leads Coalition to Protect Taxpayers

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich led a coalition of 20 states supporting Ohio’s lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional Tax Mandate in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that threatens to withhold COVID-19 relief funding from states if they lower taxes in any fashion. Any state that violates the provision is required to repay funds to the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury).

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Warns About Bank Scams

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to watch out for bank scams. Fraudsters are pretending to be banks to trick customers into sharing their bank account information.
 
The scam typically starts with an unsolicited email, text, or call from a person claiming to represent a legitimate bank.  The scam may include a website that appears to belong to a legitimate bank, but the contact information on the website actually belongs to the fraudster.
 

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Requests Temporary Restraining Order to Stop Biden Administration’s Unconstitutional COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today filed an amended complaint expanding his lawsuit to stop the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional and illegal COVID-19 vaccine mandates, adding claims against the federal contractor and federal employee requirements. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is asking the U.S. District Court in Arizona to grant a temporary restraining order and nationwide preliminary injunction as soon as possible.

Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event this Weekend in Phoenix

What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Phoenix Police Department, AARP, and First Christian Church of Phoenix are hosting a FREE Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back event this Saturday, October 23rd, in Phoenix. This event is held in conjunction with National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

This is a no-contact event. Volunteers and participants will follow current CDC social distancing guidelines. The public will be asked to stay in their vehicle and to place documents in the trunk of their car prior to arriving.