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PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a 24-state coalition urging President-elect Donald Trump and congressional leaders to withdraw President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:22pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the State Grand Jury indicted Iskandar Hallak and Saif Hallak on 13 felony charges related to selling illegal spice laced with fentanyl at a Tempe smoke shop.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 1:14pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the State Grand Jury indicted Elizabeth Anne Trushel on charges related to welfare fraud. Trushel is accused of stealing more than $9,000 in benefits from the State of Arizona, using her dual citizenship to receive public benefits from both the United States and Canada. The Arizona Department of Economic Security and the Canadian Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation investigated this case.
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:24pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich, leading a bi-partisan coalition of 14 state Attorneys General from across the country, filed a brief in federal court to protect Arizona consumers from abuse in the class action settlement process. In the Amicus Brief, Attorney General Brnovich asked the court to reject a proposed class action settlement because the vast majority of the class members receive nothing of particular value from the deal, even as the class action attorneys collect almost $3 million.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:04am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office filed a Motion to Dismiss more than 1,000 open lawsuits filed by a serial litigator that targets Arizona businesses. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities flooded state courts with more than 1,700 lawsuits against Valley businesses earlier this year. 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.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:39pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today filed a Petition for Special Action alleging the City of Tucson’s gun destruction ordinance violates Arizona law. State law prohibits local governments from destroying firearms. However, the City of Tucson enacted an ordinance that requires police to destroy seized firearms. The Petition for Special Action asks the Arizona Supreme Court to determine if Tucson’s ordinance is a violation of state law. If so, the court shall set a time frame for Tucson to repeal the ordinance or direct State Treasurer Jeff DeWit to withhold Tucson state funding.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:40am
Attorney General Mark Brnovich today filed a Petition for Special Action alleging the City of Tucson’s gun destruction ordinance violates Arizona law.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 3:30pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a consumer alert today reminding Arizona shoppers to watch out for puppy scams during the holiday season. Every year the Attorney General's Office receives consumer complaints from Arizonans who purchased sick puppies or fell victim to internet puppy scams. For example, consumers claimed the puppy advertised looked different than the pet received or the puppy quickly became ill.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:26pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced an auto glass company is banned from making telemarketing calls for 6 years as part of a settlement in an Arizona Consumer Fraud Lawsuit. Under the settlement, Larmore Auto Glass, LLC admitted to placing illegal telemarketing calls to Arizonans listed on the National Do Not Call Registry. Larmore Auto Glass agreed to pay the State $50,000 in civil penalties.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:15am
TUCSON – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Jesse Ryan Swaffar to 100 years in prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. In November, a jury found Swaffar guilty of 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor after investigators found thousands of videos and pictures of child pornography on Swaffar's computer.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 2:10pm