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PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced a $125 million, multi-state antitrust settlement with Cephalon and its affiliated companies. The settlement ends an investigation by 49 state attorneys general into allegations that Cephalon engaged in anti-competitive acts to protect the monopoly profits it earned from Provigil, a drug prescribed for the treatment of certain sleep disorders including narcolepsy. The multi-state investigation determined that Cephalon’s anti-competitive acts delayed generic prescription drug competition for several years.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:59am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging Arizonans to take action to avoid identity theft in the wake of a Banner Health data breach that affects 3.7 million people: many are Arizonans.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 3:41pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office obtained a more than $6 million dollar judgment in restitution and civil penalties against a telemarketing enterprise that bilked millions of dollars from consumers nationwide.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 8:02am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office recently obtained a $110,000 judgment against Burudi Mwonyoni and his company, Publishers Service Office, Inc. The default judgment is the result of an Arizona Consumer Fraud Lawsuit alleging Publishers Service Office used a magazine subscription scam to defraud consumers throughout the United States. Publishers Service Office placed 48,000 telephone calls a month, using an auto-dialer, to sell consumers new or renewed magazine subscriptions.

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:11pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a major development in the Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) agreement between Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. An independent court monitor found Western Union successfully implemented all of the primary recommendations required in the settlement agreement amendment dated January 31, 2014.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:01am

PHOENIX - A former registered nurse is sentenced this morning to four years in prison after selling MDMA or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine also known as “ecstasy” or “molly” announced Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Judge Warren J. Granville sentenced 41-year-old Brent Forrest after he pled guilty to Sale or Transportation of Dangerous Drugs and Facilitation of Sale or Transportation Dangerous Drugs.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 2:15pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Division announced a State Grand Jury indicted Dr. Harinder Kumar Takyar on 42 felony counts. The indictment alleges Dr. Takyar prescribed controlled substances with no medical necessity and provided compensation for the referral of patients to his medical offices in Mesa, Florence, and Coolidge, Arizona.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:48pm

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury issued an indictment against Jayme Valenzuela, Mayor of the Town of Superior, charging him with one count of Theft, a class 5 felony. The Superior Town Council hired an auditor who determined that Mayor Valenzuela used the town’s debit card on eight separate occasions to obtain a total of $2,300 in cash between August 2013 and December 2014. Two of the withdrawals were at the Wild Horse Pass Casino, and the other six withdrawals occurred at various bank machines in Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Upon completion of the audit, Valenzuela repaid the funds.

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 1:42pm

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Mahin Khan, 18, of Tucson, charging him with Terrorism, Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism, and Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct Involving Weapons. The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Phoenix Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, including agents from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Special Investigations Section.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:02am

COCHISE COUNTY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Cochise County Grand Jury indicted former Douglas Police Department Sergeant Theodore Kulkens for Theft.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 3:03pm

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