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PHOENIX – On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Arizonans who purchased e-books will begin receiving checks in the mail or account credits from Apple Inc., after a price-fixing settlement. Arizona consumers should receive approximately $8.6 million of the $400 million nationwide Apple consumer compensation payout. The settlement stems from an antitrust case involving Arizona and 32 other states and territories accusing Apple of conspiring with five of the nation's largest publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books between 2010 and 2012.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:36am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Phoenix Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a State Grand Jury indicted Daylon G. Pierce for his alleged involvement in an online dating scam.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 11:16am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against a Prescott Valley business accused of placing numerous telemarketing calls to Arizonans listed on the National Do Not Call Registry. The lawsuit alleges AJ’s Auto Glass, LLC made unwanted phone calls to consumers in order to advertise windshield repair and replacement services.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:12am
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Keith Edward Benevento on three felony charges. The Phoenix Police Department arrested Benevento on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Benevento is accused of stealing more than $15,000 dollars from an Arizona family while performing unlicensed construction work. The indictment arises from an investigation by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 8:00am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Advanced Social Media LLC agreed to shut down following an AZAG consumer fraud investigation into allegations of false advertising. The State alleges Advanced Social Media made false statements and misrepresentations in order to sell “grant funding training” and social media advertising.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:43am
PHOENIX– Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 55-year-old Danny Lee Wallace on eight felony counts including Computer Tampering, Aggravated Luring, and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 8:09am
PHOENIX– Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced four people have been indicted for their alleged involvement in a nationwide telemarketing scam targeting seniors. The indictment alleges Lukeroy Kendrick Rose, Solana DePaola, Cordell James Bess, and Dino Nick Mitchell conspired to operate Rose Marketing LLC, a telemarketing business, in order to scam seniors across the country out of thousands of dollars.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 8:05am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced that they have joined nine other states in a federal lawsuit to challenge President Obama’s mandate requiring all public K-12 schools to open up boys’ and girls’ locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex, based on student perceptions of their "gender identity."
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:37am
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General’s Office Special Agents arrested 54-year-old Elda Graciela Margez De Zamora for allegedly operating an unlicensed dental practice. After her arrest, a State Grand Jury indicted Margez De Zamora on 2 felony counts including Fraudulent Schemes and Practices and Practicing Dentistry Without a License.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:55am
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to be cautious of mailings that claim consumers owe money for an “Annual Minutes” or “Annual Corporate Minutes” requirement for their businesses. The Attorney General’s Office recently received complaints that such solicitations are again being mailed to small businesses in Arizona.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:04am