Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a Grand Jury indictment against a Chandler woman accused of misusing public funds provided by a State of Arizona scholarship program. Reshanett McDermott was indicted on four felony counts: one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, and two counts of Theft.
A Phoenix man involved in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme will spend the next five years in prison announced Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. On Friday, a judge sentenced Jeffrey Heady to five years in prison and seven years probation upon his release. Heady pled guilty to four counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Class 2 felonies. An investigation by the Attorney General's Office revealed the defendant stole more than $1,000,000 from 15 families.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a consent judgment obtained against Arizona-licensed Foreclosure Attorney Brent Randall Phillips. Phillips violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by engaging in fraudulent and deceptive practices when offering loan modification services to struggling homeowners facing foreclosure. The judgment bars Phillips and his law firms, Phillips Law Center, P.L.C., d/b/a Randall Law Group, and Farmers Law Group from conducting mortgage loan modification services in the State of Arizona or on behalf of Arizona consumers and obtains restitution for victims.
Keeping expired or unwanted prescriptions out of the wrong hands should be a priority for everyone. This Saturday, September 26, 2015 is the 10th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a scam alert today warning Arizonans of an aggressive fake lottery scam targeting seniors. The scam starts with a phone call from a person who falsely claims to be affiliated with Mega Millions. Seniors are told they’ve won the Mega Millions lottery and are asked to pay thousands of dollars upfront in order to claim their prize money. The scammer even offers to pick the victim up and drive them to the bank.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 48-year-old Susan Marie Rall was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 3 years supervised probation after stealing more than $34,000 from the State of Arizona. Rall also paid back the more than $34,000 she stole during her time as an employee at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently obtained a Consent Judgment against a fraudulent solar installation company who preyed on Arizona consumers. The settlement requires Phoenix-based Epcon Solar, LLC to pay $40,000 in restitution to customers who filed a valid consumer complaint with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
More than $46,000 in restitution will be paid back to Arizona customers who filed complaints against Merchant Processing Solutions, LLC dba Payment Systems Corp (“Payment Systems”), a California company that markets and sells credit card processing services. Attorney General Mark Brnovich obtained the restitution as part of an Assurance of Discontinuance (“Assurance”) from Payment Systems.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Phoenix doctor will spend 4-years in prison for scamming taxpayers, conspiring with drug dealers, and forging patient medical records. 43-year-old Dr. Edward Jack Sayegh was also ordered to surrender his medical license during his sentencing this afternoon. Upon his release from prison, Dr. Sayegh will serve 5-years supervised probation.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to be cautious of misleading websites that falsely appear to be affiliated with the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) or the State of Arizona. Consumers who need to access online MVD services should do so at the government’s authorized website – www.servicearizona.com.