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PHOENIX – With Black Friday just days away, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is reminding Arizonans to watch out for potential scams while shopping this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:22pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced AZAG Special Agents arrested Lance Wills for allegedly stealing more than $150,000 from Arizona families in a construction fraud scheme. The arrest comes after a State Grand Jury indicted Wills on six felony counts in October 2016.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:55am

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 18-year-old Meetkumar Desai for allegedly carrying out a reckless cyberattack on 911 emergency call systems in Maricopa County. Desai is facing four felony counts of Computer Tampering.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 1:26pm

TUCSON – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury found Jesse Ryan Swaffar guilty of 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. A Tucson Police Department investigation found thousands of videos and pictures of child pornography on Swaffar's computer.

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 3:09pm

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Phoenix Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today the first successful prosecution of a state level Terrorism charge in Arizona. A judge sentenced 18-year-old Mahin Khan to 8 years in prison for plotting a terrorist attack at a Motor Vehicle Division office in Maricopa County. Khan will be placed on lifetime probation after his release from prison.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:52pm

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Registrar of Contractors announced a judge issued an arrest warrant for an El Mirage couple accused of stealing more than $15,000 from owners of a Surprise home in a construction fraud scheme. The State Grand Jury indicted Rafaela Juarez and Hugo Juarez-Zaragoza for Conspiracy, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices, and Theft.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 1:26pm

PHOENIX - Nine Arizonans are facing federal charges arising from a joint criminal investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Special Investigations Section, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The federal multi-count indictment was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri is prosecuting this case.

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 1:08pm

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the sentencing of Carlos Vasquez-Franco, a convicted drug trafficker. A judge sentenced Vasquez-Franco to 8 years in prison for selling heroin and methamphetamine. Vasquez-Franco, 37, pled guilty to Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale and Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:13am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the State of Arizona will receive $1,055,842.12 as part of a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia to resolve claims that the companies misrepresented the mileage and fuel economy ratings for some of their model year 2011, 2012, and 2013 vehicles.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:23am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury convicted 44 year old Patrick Pina of the Sale of Dangerous Drugs, Money Laundering, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, and Possession of Marijuana. The conviction stems from Pina’s possession and sale of methamphetamine in March 2016. On Monday, during Pina’s trial, he absconded during a court recess after the state rested its case. He is currently on the run. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:55pm

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