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PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 57 year old former investment advisor Richard Mark Schmerman for his alleged misappropriation of over $800,000 of his client’s funds. Schmerman is facing charges of Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices, Theft, Forgery, & Criminal Impersonation. The Arizona Corporation Commission’s Securities Division investigated and referred the case to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for prosecution.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:02pm
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 19 year old Israel Carrasco and his older brother, 21 year old Enrique Luna for their alleged involvement in an unsolved murder in Glendale. Carrasco and Luna are facing charges of First Degree Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, and Illegally Conducting an Enterprise. Luna is also facing a charge of Misconduct Involving Weapons.
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:05pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a judge dismissed more than 1,000 frivolous lawsuits filed by a serial litigator against Arizona small businesses. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) flooded state courts with more than 1,700 lawsuits against Valley businesses in 2016. The copy-and-paste lawsuits alleged that businesses’ parking lots did not comply with regulations related to persons with disabilities. Many of the issues were minor and easily fixable, but the lawsuits sought thousands of dollars in damages and attorneys’ fees.
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 2:11pm
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Jason Siebert-Thomas and Daylon G. Pierce for their alleged involvement in a credit card scheme targeting deceased credit card holders. Nine victims in Arizona have been identified, however the investigation continues.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:23am
PHOENIX – As Valentine’s Day approaches, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to watch out for online dating romance scams. A State Grand Jury indicted Daylon Pierce on 29 felony charges for his alleged involvement in an online dating scam. Eleven additional victims came forward after Pierce was arrested and indicted in June 2016. Pierce is now accused of scamming a total of 13 women.
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:55am
Today a judge ruled Arizona can proceed with a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Volkswagen despite a federal settlement reached in 2016.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:06am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to beware of the “Can You Hear Me?” robocall scam. Over the last few days, concerned Arizonans have contacted the Attorney General’s Office to report suspicious calls from someone asking “Can you hear me?”
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12:33pm
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced a settlement with Western Union designed to protect consumers from wire fraud scams. Under the multi-state settlement, Western Union is required to develop an anti-fraud program designed to help detect and prevent unsuspecting consumers from wiring money to scam artists. In addition to Arizona, 49 states and the District of Columbia participated in this settlement.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:35pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 57 year old Mary Louise Gonzalez was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for stealing and pawning her patients’ valuables. Gonzalez also forged and cashed a check stolen from a patient’s home.
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 2:22pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury found Michael Duane Mullet guilty of multiple counts of Fraud and Theft. Mullet used a plumbing fraud scheme to steal more than $16,700 while working at Lawson Family Plumbing.
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 3:24pm