Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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PHOENIX - While President Obama opines that it is too easy for people to buy guns, that was certainly not the case at Black Weapons Armory in Tucson. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against the Arizona firearms retailer accused of scamming gun owners out of thousands of dollars. The complaint alleges Black Weapons Armory and its owner John Thomas Rompel Jr. took payments for firearms and failed to deliver those firearms to consumers.

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:48pm

PHOENIX, AZ – With the College Football Playoff National Championship Game one week away, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is kicking off an anti-human trafficking campaign to be seen by millions in NYC’s Times Square and in Arizona. The campaign utilizes some of the world's largest billboards to send a strong message to football fans about the consequences of soliciting sex.

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:52am

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced five people have been indicted, accused of stealing from the elderly in Tucson. The alleged theft ring was dismantled after a joint investigation involving the Tucson Police Department, the Oro Valley Police Department, and the Arizona Attorney General's Office. 44 year old Kathryn Louise Hess, 38 year old Chevy Tennell Marchbank, 33 year old Teresa M. Hess, 22 year old Nicole Marian Risner, and 37 year old Brittany Marie Crowther have been indicted on charges of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Forgery, Theft of a Credit Card, Taking the Identity of Another, Trafficking in Stolen Property, and Theft/Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult.

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:36am

Phoenix, AZ – Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against an Arizona telemarketing company accused of using a magazine subscription scam to defraud consumers throughout the United States. Burudi Mwonyonyi and his company, Publishers Service Office, Inc. are alleged to have placed 48,000 telephone calls a month, using an auto-dialer, to sell consumers new or renewed magazine subscriptions. Publishers Service Office is alleged to have violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by falsely claiming that Publishers Service Office was authorized by magazine publishers to charge or bill the consumers on behalf of the publisher.

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 2:36pm

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today AG Special Agents arrested a former bookstore manager at Tolleson Union High School. 56-year-old Brenda Lynn Busse is accused of stealing more than $120,000 from the TUHS bookstore. A State Grand Jury indicted Busse on one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft, and Misuse of Public Monies.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 9:43am

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a grand jury has indicted an adult probation officer accused of stealing from probationers and the State of Arizona. 43-year-old Mary Ellen Beck is charged with theft, money laundering, fraudulent schemes and artifices, fraudulent schemes and practices, and forgery.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 2:35pm

Phoenix, AZ – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced Uncle Joe’s Auto Sales is banned from selling cars in Arizona after violating the state's Consumer Fraud Act. The used car dealership and its owners will also pay $70,000 in consumer restitution. The restitution is part of a Consent Judgment reached against Front Line Auto Auction, LLC, doing business as Uncle Joe’s Auto Sales and Uncle Joe’s Auto Consignment Shop (“Uncle Joe’s”) and its principals, Joseph and Gina Colombo. The Consent Judgment also bans Uncle Joe’s and the Colombo’s from owning, operating, or managing a motor vehicle sales or finance business in Arizona.

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:17pm

Phoenix, AZ - Attorney General Mark Brnovich will discuss a major development in an ongoing AGO investigation involving an Arizona Corporation Commissioner.

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 8:55am

Phoenix, AZ – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today filed a Petition for Special Action to remove Arizona Corporation Commissioner (“Commissioner”) Susan Bitter Smith from office. The Petition filed this morning in the Arizona Supreme Court is the result of an ongoing investigation regarding an alleged violation of a conflict of interest statute. The Attorney General's Office alleges Bitter Smith is ineligible to hold office because of her conflict of interest as a registered lobbyist and executive for a trade association of cable companies regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission (“Commission”).

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:48am

Phoenix, AZ - With Black Friday one day away, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is reminding Arizonans to watch out for potential scams while shopping this holiday season. "Every holiday season, thieves prey on good, hard-working families,” said Attorney General Brnovich. “Learning how to protect yourself against these scam artists will help avoid extra stress during the holidays.”

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 7:57am


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