Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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PHOENIX - This summer’s record-breaking temperatures are maxing out air conditioners and putting local families at risk for air conditioning repair scams. Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Arizonans need to search for a reputable service company and follow the tips below to avoid high-pressure sales tactics and unneeded or costly repairs.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:44am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 62-year-old Dianne Butler was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for stealing nearly $800,000 from her disabled mother’s retirement account. Butler pleaded guilty to one count of Theft of Vulnerable Adult and one count of Unlawful Use of Power of Attorney.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:59am

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Omar Abuarar and Nathmi Abuarar for allegedly selling spice, a synthetic drug in mini-markets in the Phoenix area.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 11:07am

TUCSON – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 57-year-old Jose Manuel Contreras and 66-year-old Maria Rosete Valenzuela for allegedly operating an unlicensed dental practice and selling prescription drugs in Tucson.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:51am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich, leading a bi-partisan coalition of 13 state Attorneys General from across the country, filed a brief in federal appeals court to protect Arizona consumers from abuse in the class action settlement process. In the Amicus Brief, Attorney General Brnovich asked the appeals court to reverse a lower court approval of a proposed class action settlement that would send $8.5 million to class action attorneys but only $225,000 in cash to consumer class members.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:29am

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Michelle Marie Bastian pleaded guilty to Terrorism and Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct Involving Weapons. This is the second defendant convicted on state terrorism charges by the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:06am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Theodore Kulkens, a former Douglas Police Sergeant, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for transporting 224 pounds of marijuana from Douglas to Tucson.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:08pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today Arizona joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach. This is the largest multistate data breach settlement to date.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:40pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich will join CVS Health, first responders, and community leaders for a press conference to announce that a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal medication will now be sold without a prescription at all 195 CVS pharmacy locations in Arizona.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:05pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Tucson podiatrist Dr. Loren Scott Wessel pleaded guilty to Forgery, a class four felony in Pima County Superior Court. This case stems from a joint investigation conducted by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Division.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:49am


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