PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Jose Luis Montoya Miranda has been indicted on one count of Conspiracy, one count of Illegally Conducting an enterprise, one count of Transportation of a Narcotic Drug for sale (Fentanyl) in an Amount over the Statutory Threshold, two counts Possession of a Narcotic Drug for sale (Fentanyl) in an Amount over the Statutory Threshold, one count Possession of a Narcotic Drug for Sale (Heroin) in an Amount over the Statutory Threshold, one count Possession of a Dangerous Drug (Methamphetamine) For Sale in an Amount o
Former Toltec Elementary School District Superintendent Accused of Fraud Schemes, Theft, Misuse of Public Funds, and Conflict of Interest
ELOY – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that a State Grand Jury indicted Jeffrey Van Handel, former Superintendent of Toltec Elementary School District (TESD), and Eileen Crumbaker, former Director of Business Services for TESD, for a fraud scheme alleged to have occurred between April 2013 and June 2016.
AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich Commends Clemency Board for Denying Death Row Inmate's Last-Ditch Request for Relief
PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich commends the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency for denying convicted killer Frank Atwood a request for commutation or a reprieve. Atwood kidnapped and murdered 8-year-old Vicki Lynne Hoskinson in September 1984 while she was riding her bicycle home after mailing a birthday card to her aunt.
“Arizona confirmed its resolute message to a child rapist and killer today,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “It’s high time to accept responsibility for your heinous crimes.”
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Jose Dioicio Buelna, was sentenced to prison on May 17, 2022 for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization.
On December 21, 2021, police arrested Buelna after observing him arrive at a drug transaction with 5 kilograms of fentanyl powder.
Buelna pleaded guilty to one count of Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Fentanyl) for sale, a Class 2 Felony. On May 17, 2022, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge sentenced Buelna to 5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections.
PHOENIX -- Today, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a $19.2 million resolution with automaker Ford Motor Company regarding claims that Ford falsely advertised the real-world fuel economy of 2013–2014 C-Max hybrids and the payload capacity of 2011–2014 Super Duty pickup trucks. Arizona will receive over $884,000 from the settlement. The consent judgment is pending court approval.
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich warns about a dangerous and unprecedented trend happening at our southern border involving drivers, including Arizona teenagers, transporting undocumented immigrants for the cartels in what are referred to as 'load cars.'
PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has gained another victory at the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS). In a 6-3 ruling, the justices decided that federal courts reviewing prisoner cases can't hold evidentiary hearings to fully assess their ineffective-counsel claims, which should have been brought in state court.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Obtains Preliminary Injunction to Stop Biden Administration from Ending Title 42
PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich applauds the court’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction to stop the federal government from revoking Title 42.
“Today’s ruling is a significant win as Title 42 is one of the few policies that is actually working," said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “I’m grateful to the court for upholding the rule of law and helping maintain some level of sanity as we continue to battle the Biden-made border crisis.”
PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced his office has obtained a consent judgment with biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. (“Pfizer”), following an investigation into the company’s business and advertising practices for its copayment coupon program. As part of the program, consumers were told that they would “pay no more than” $15 or $20, for example, for certain drugs – but ended up spending far more at the pharmacy cash register.
PHOENIX -- The Ninth Circuit gave Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich a huge victory in his fight against the Biden administration’s unconstitutional Tax Mandate under the American Rescue Plan Act (the Act). Arizona filed a lawsuit against the U.S.