Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 88 new criminal charges against 13 defendants accused of operating a major heroin trafficking ring in Tucson. Five of the 13 charged are also facing child abuse charges.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:23am

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Michelle Marie Bastian will spend 8.5 years behind bars for plotting a terrorist attack at an Arizona Prison Complex. A judge also sentenced Bastian to lifetime probation after she is released from prison. In June 2017, Bastian pleaded guilty to Terrorism and Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct Involving Weapons. Bastian is the second defendant to be convicted on state terrorism charges by the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:08pm

NAVAJO COUNTY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Leah Chavez, a former town clerk, for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. Chavez, 39, is charged with 10 felony counts including Theft, Forgery, and Misuse of Public Monies.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:10pm

CASA GRANDE – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Connie Villa was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 155.5 years for killing her 13-year-old daughter and trying to poison her other three children.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2:10pm

PHOENIX – In a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich led a bipartisan group of 30 attorneys general in urging the federal government to adopt rules that would allow telephone providers to block illegal robocalls.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 8:51am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Michael Wayne Higgins on 1 count of Unlawful Discharge and 1 count of Criminal Damage, both class 5 felonies.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:19pm

BULLHEAD CITY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office filed an Arizona Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Malows Jet Ski Rentals, LLC, and its owner Fariba Badre and manager Mahriar Akbari. Malows Jet Ski Rentals is accused of using misleading advertisements and charging consumers far more than advertised prices.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:21pm

PHOENIX - Arizona Assistant Attorney General Scott Blake was awarded Felony Prosecutor of the Year Large Jurisdiction by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council (APAAC) at the 2017 APAAC Annual Prosecutor Conference. APAAC serves over 800 full-time state, county, and municipal prosecutors.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 1:49pm

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


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