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PHOENIX- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today an Arizona couple was sentenced to more than two years in prison after stealing more than $600,000 from their parents who were suffering from dementia. Michael Gonzales, 49, was sentenced to two years in prison and his wife Kimberly, 50, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Both defendants will be placed on probation for four years after they are released from prison.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:59pm
PHOENIX- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a judge sentenced a former high school bookstore manager to 18 months in prison for theft. Brenda Lynn Busse, 56, stole more than $120,000 from the bookstore at Tolleson Union High School. On February 21, 2017, Busse pleaded guilty to one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and to one count of Theft.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:09pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Craig Allen Scherf for allegedly operating illegal Botox and laser clinics in Tempe and Scottsdale. Scherf is not licensed by the Arizona Medical Board or by any other agency governing the practice of medicine in Arizona. Scherf has been charged with Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, Theft, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Taking the Identity of Another Person or Entity, 12 counts of Unlawful Practice of Medicine, and 12 counts of Endangerment.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:57am
TUCSON – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury found a personal driver guilty of stealing $18,000 from a 92 year old Tucson woman. Marisela Navarro was found guilty of 11 felony counts including one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, two counts of Theft, and eight counts of Forgery.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:51pm
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich released the following statement after the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of Proposition 206. The Attorney General's Office defended Prop 206.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:57pm
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Michael Duane Mullet to 10 years in prison for stealing from his employer. In January 2017, a jury found Mullet guilty of Fraud and Theft for devising a plumbing fraud scheme to steal more than $16,700 while working at Lawson Family Plumbing.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 9:25am
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted the owner of a Phoenix real estate company for allegedly stealing $300,000 to $500,000 from 40 families in Arizona. Francisco Aguirre is facing felony charges of Conspiracy, Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Money Laundering, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Mortgage Fraud, Theft, and Forgery.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:37pm
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:39am
PHOENIX - In recognition of Arizona Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Mark Brnovich released a list of the Top AZ Consumer Fraud Complaints received in 2016. The Attorney General’s Office received more than 15,000 consumer complaints and recovered more than $3.9 million dollars for Arizona consumers in 2016.
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:40am
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 57 year old former investment advisor Richard Mark Schmerman for his alleged misappropriation of over $800,000 of his client’s funds. Schmerman is facing charges of Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices, Theft, Forgery, & Criminal Impersonation. The Arizona Corporation Commission’s Securities Division investigated and referred the case to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for prosecution.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:02pm