General Brnovich Offers Consumer Protection Tips When Considering Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

PHOENIX – The Food and Drug Administration rules now allow the sale of over-the-counter (“OTC”) hearing aids.  Consumers, especially in our important senior community, can buy hearing aids directly from store shelves and online at lower prices.  Finding the right OTC hearing aid may require consumers to try more than one device before finding the perfect fit.  That’s why consumers should carefully read return policies and be wary of very low prices. 

Key points to keep in mind as you begin your search for an OTC hearing aid:

Attorney General Brnovich Urges Albertsons to Halt Nearly $4 Billion Payout for Review of Proposed Merger with Kroger

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced he joined a bipartisan group of state attorneys general in calling on grocery chain Albertsons – which owns Safeway – to hold off on paying out nearly $4 billion to its shareholders until the state attorneys general can complete their review of Kroger and Albertsons' proposed merger.

Attorney General Brnovich Announces $600,000 in Grant Funding Available for Child and Family Advocacy Centers

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has made available $600,000 in new grant funding for Child and Family Advocacy Centers (CFACs) across the state. CFACs provide victim-focused programs and help coordinate critical services for victims of family violence and sexual assault, including children.

Attorney General Brnovich Stands Up to Protect Arizona Voters

PHOENIX –  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking voters who encounter any intimidating persons or circumstances at ballot drop boxes to immediately report it to local police. This comes after initial reports that groups of people, some of them armed and dressed in tactical-type gear, were encountered by voters delivering their early ballots.

Free Document Shred-a-Thon & Drug Take-Back Event This Weekend in Phoenix

What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the City of Phoenix, AARP Arizona, and Phoenix College are hosting a free Shred-a-Thon and Drug Take-Back community event this Saturday, October 29, in Phoenix.

Link to flyer

There is no need to leave your car!  The public can stay in their vehicle and is asked to place documents requiring shredding in the trunk of their car prior to arriving.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Warns About the Rise of Text Scams

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) logged a record high of 378,119 fraud complaints about text scams in 2021, up from 332,275 in 2020. Consumers lost at least $131 million due to text scams in 2021, with a median loss of $900 per person. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has also seen an increase in complaints related to text scams.

General Brnovich Announces Consent Judgment Against Founder and Former President of Opioid Manufacturer

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office (AGO) obtained a consent judgment against Dr. John Kapoor, the founder and former president of the Chandler-based opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, Inc. The AGO investigated Insys, its executives, and three Arizona doctors for conspiring to create a scheme in which the opioid manufacturer paid physicians lucrative “speaker fees” in exchange for writing prescriptions for its flagship fentanyl drug, Subsys.

Two Defendants Indicted in Alleged Yuma County Ballot Harvesting Scheme

YUMA – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that Gloria Lopez Torres of San Luis, and Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin of San Luis, also known as Nadia Buchanan, have been charged by the State Grand Jury with Conspiracy and Ballot Abuse arising from an alleged “ballot harvesting” scheme where early ballots from other voters were collected and deposited into a ballot box on primary Election Day, August 4, 2020. The City of San Luis held municipal elections on that date.