Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a coalition of 13 state attorneys general in urging Congress to curb the authority of federal agencies to create and enforce regulations.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:21am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Kevin Michael McKeown on fraud charges related to forging prescriptions to obtain Adderall. McKeown, 40, is facing 24 felony charges including Fraudulent Schemes, Forgery, Taking the Identity of Another, and Obtaining Dangerous Drugs by Fraud.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:47am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced 19-year-old Meetkumar Desai to 3 years supervised probation for carrying out a reckless cyberattack on 911 emergency call systems in Maricopa County. Authorities will also be able to monitor Desai’s computer while he is on probation.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:35am

SOUTHERN ARIZONA - Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning the public to be on the lookout for a convicted drug trafficker who is currently on the run. A jury found Mario Sergio Dorame guilty of transporting more than 70 pounds of cocaine, as well as conducting a criminal enterprise and conspiracy. Dorame absconded during trial. To date, law enforcement efforts to find Dorame have been unsuccessful. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:55am

KINGMAN - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 60-year-old Diane Maxine Richards was sentenced to 9.25 years in prison after stealing more than a million dollars from the City of Kingman. Richards will serve 7 years of probation upon her release from prison. Richards must also pay $1,113,589 in restitution to the City of Kingman and forfeit her state retirement benefits.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:37pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a 25-state coalition in support of permanently rescinding language used in the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:09am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a 32-state bipartisan investigation into the massive Equifax data breach recently disclosed to the public. In a letter sent to Equifax today, the attorneys general are calling for Equifax to disable links for enrollment in fee-based credit monitoring service in the wake of the data breach impacting 143 million people.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 1:20pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents (“ABOR”) for dramatically and unconstitutionally increasing the price of base tuition and mandatory fees at Arizona's public universities by more than 300 percent since 2003. The Arizona Constitution requires that “the university and all other state educational institutions shall be open to students of both sexes, and the instruction furnished shall be as nearly free as possible.”

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 4:03pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich led a coalition of 20 attorneys general in filing an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in opposition to the law enforcement gag order issued in the David Daleiden and Center for Medical Progress v. National Abortion Federation case.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:56am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Arizona joined with 31 other states in a consumer fraud settlement with Lenovo Inc., the world’s second largest computer manufacturer. Under the settlement, Lenovo resolves allegations that it shipped some of its laptops preloaded with adware that compromised security protections in order to deliver ads to Arizona consumers. Those compromised security protections allegedly made consumers' personal information vulnerable to hackers. The settlement was negotiated in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission. Arizona will receive $83,961 from the settlement.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 10:38am


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