Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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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

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


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