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Man Involved in Drug Trafficking Sentenced to Prison

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Luis Torres Jaramillo was sentenced to 9.25 years in prison on July 13, 2022, for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization.

On July 22, 2021 police arrested Jaramillo after observing him conduct a drug transaction in a parking lot. Jaramillo was arrested with 3.54 kilograms of heroin. Law enforcement conducted a search of Jaramillo’s home and located an additional 121 grams of heroin, along with 60 fentanyl pills. 

Former Wilson Elementary School District Budget Accounting Specialists Accused of Fraud Schemes, Theft, and Forgery

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Ryan Mariano, former budget accounting specialist with the Wilson Elementary School District, has been indicted for a fraud scheme alleged to have occurred between August 2018 and March 2019. Mr. Mariano was indicted by the State Grand Jury on July 11, 2022. 

General Brnovich Joins 22 States in Support of Ending Unlawful CDC Mask Mandate

PHOENIX— Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is joining 22 states in filing an amicus brief that fights back against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) unconstitutional mask mandate on public transportation, like airplanes and buses.  Back in the spring, a federal judge overturned the mask mandate, but the Department of Justice is appealing the ruling.  The attorneys general argue that President Biden’s CDC mask mandate exceeds its authority and infringes on the ability of state leaders to enact their own public health rules.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Calls Out Potentially Unlawful Market Manipulation by Investment Firm

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich organized and is leading a coalition of 19 states that sent a letter to BlackRock Inc., calling out its practices of putting leftist politics above investors’ interests and returns. Some states work with BlackRock for retirement plans, pension funds, and investments, but the company seems to be more interested in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. 

General Brnovich Obtains Permanent Injunction Against the Center for COVID Control

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office has obtained a consent judgment against the Center for COVID Control, LLC (CCC), its owner Aleya Siyaj, and her husband Akbar Syed.  The company is an Illinois-based service provider that worked with Doctors Clinical Laboratory (DCL) and testing sites throughout the country, including six independently owned sites in Arizona, to provide free COVID testing for consumers.