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The Arizona Attorney General’s Office recently reached a plea agreement with Zavier Kay Hafiz, after an FBI-led investigation revealed his company fraudulently misled nearly forty victims to whom he sold real estate throughout Arizona. Mr. Hafiz, while doing business as ZK Group, plead guilty on May 7, 2015 to Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by another seven years of probation. In addition, he was ordered to pay $3,554,838.40 in restitution.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 1:19pm
On June 24, 2015, Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit in Pima County Superior Court against A&D’s Auto Care, Desert Paveing [sic], Richard Stevens, Anthony Stevens and David Stevens aka David Lee (collectively “Defendants”). The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Arizona consumers, seeks financial restitution and injunctive relief for victims of alleged fraud.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:48am
Today, representatives from the Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Arizona State Forestry Division, Industrial Commission of Arizona's Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the law firm of Gallagher and Kennedy will discuss the status of the Yarnell Hill Fire settlement negotiations.
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:24pm
Today, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich released a new opinion regarding Small School Weight for Charter Schools. The opinion is in response to questions posed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Specifically, Diane Douglas requested clarification on Senate Bills 1476 and 1193 passed during the 2015 legislative session, and how the legislation affects the eligibility of certain charter schools for the Small School Weight status.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:02pm
Twin City Water Work, Inc., a Utah non-profit corporation that does business in Colorado City, Arizona, recently plead guilty to a class 6 undesignated Felony of Attempted Knowing Failure to File Tax with the Intent to Evade in the Superior Court of Arizona. As a result of the June 10, 2015 plea, the company will pay $390,683 in back taxes and penalties and will be placed on three years of probation.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:45am
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.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:31am
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.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:04pm
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.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:37am
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.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 1:36pm
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.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 10:43am