Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is letting Arizona consumers know they may be eligible for financial restitution as a result of a recent conviction of a former Tucson con artist engaged in a Ponzi-type investment scheme.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will serve as the 2015-2016 second vice chair for the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) following a meeting during National Association of Attorneys General meeting held in San Diego, California.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is letting Arizona consumers know they may be eligible for financial restitution resulting from the fraudulent business practices of Salt River & Wind, LLC (SRSW). Tucson victims may submit restitution claims for lost Tucson Electric Power (TEP) rebates through the Arizona Attorney General’s Tucson Office. Victims who have solar equipment leases held by Michael Fricker d/b/a SRSW also may be eligible to have their leases released by court order in the criminal case.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the charges against a former State of Arizona employee for EBT card financial fraud. An investigation conducted by agents from the Department of Economic Security, Office of the Special Investigations and Internal Affairs revealed Alina Nashae Lipsey used her position as a Program Service Evaluator for the Department of Economic Security – Family Assistance Administration to fraudulently obtain cash assistance and food stamp benefits.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the winners of the 2015 Elder Abuse Awareness Junior High School Arts Competition. The contest is sponsored by the Attorney General's Office Community Outreach Division and is done in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which takes place on June 15th this year. Brnovich's office partnered with the Arizona Elder Abuse Coalition to help raise awareness among young people statewide to identify the signs of elder abuse.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Office of the Arizona Attorney General today filed suit against the secretary of the Department of Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for failing their statutory duty to develop an updated recovery plan to guide Mexican wolf recovery. The action was taken in an effort to spur development of an updated recovery plan for Mexican wolves that utilizes the best available science as legally required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Attorney General Mark Brnovich reminds Arizona consumers that the deadline to file a claim form for a foreclosed borrower payment under the National SunTrust Mortgage (SunTrust) Settlement is June 4, 2015. Consumers who lost their primary residences to foreclosure by SunTrust between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2013 may be eligible.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich warns Arizonans that scammers are pretending to be government officials in a new round of fraudulent phone calls. This is a variation of an old scam but now scammers claim they are calling from agencies including the Office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, the Office of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning businesses to be cautious of the “invoice scam” that seems to be recirculating. Some of the common “invoice scams” include fraudulent charges for printer toner, directory listings and compliance services. Scammers are sending invoices to businesses hoping they will pay the invoice without verifying its legitimacy.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the attorneys general of 30 other states announced today a major settlement with the three largest national credit reporting agencies— Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., and TransUnion LLC. An assurance of discontinuance was reached to settle concerns that the credit reporting agencies engaged in conduct that violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


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