More than $46,000 in restitution will be paid back to Arizona customers who filed complaints against Merchant Processing Solutions, LLC dba Payment Systems Corp (“Payment Systems”), a California company that markets and sells credit card processing services. Attorney General Mark Brnovich obtained the restitution as part of an Assurance of Discontinuance (“Assurance”) from Payment Systems.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Phoenix doctor will spend 4-years in prison for scamming taxpayers, conspiring with drug dealers, and forging patient medical records. 43-year-old Dr. Edward Jack Sayegh was also ordered to surrender his medical license during his sentencing this afternoon. Upon his release from prison, Dr. Sayegh will serve 5-years supervised probation.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to be cautious of misleading websites that falsely appear to be affiliated with the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) or the State of Arizona. Consumers who need to access online MVD services should do so at the government’s authorized website – www.servicearizona.com.
On September 2nd, 2015, special agents of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office executed search warrants at four different locations in Maricopa County in conjunction with an ongoing investigation by their Health Care Fraud Special Investigation Section. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted with the execution of the search warrants at one location. Two suspects are in custody, including a former state employee.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit today against Condosmart LLC, an Arizona-based timeshare resale and rental advertising business accused of making hundreds of unsolicited telemarketing calls to consumers who owned timeshare properties. The State’s complaint also alleges Condosmart engaged in deceptive and misleading business practices. Consumers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina may have paid Condosmart thousands of dollars for services that were not provided.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is pleased to announce that yesterday, Federal District Court Judge Ralph Erickson issued an order in delaying the effective date of the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corp of Engineers’ “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule in Arizona and 12 other states. The rule was originally scheduled to take effect today, August 28, 2015.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced the settlement of a consumer fraud lawsuit against Go Green Today, LLC (“Go Green”), an Arizona-based solar company that allegedly made thousands of unwanted telephone calls to consumers on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry (DNC). In addition to making unsolicited telemarketing calls, Go Green also violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act (ACFA) in the marketing and sale of solar products. Under the consent judgment, up to $55,000 in restitution will be paid to victims.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced new felony charges against Chalice Renee Zeitner, an Arizona woman previously accused of faking cancer to obtain a state paid late-term abortion. Zeitner is now facing 8-felony charges for allegedly scamming veterans charities out of thousands of dollars. A grand jury indicted Zeitner on August 17, 2015.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich returns to Arizona after a successful trip to Mexico for the annual Conferencia Nacional de Procuración de Justicia or Mexico's National Attorneys General Conference. Brnovich met Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexico's Federal Attorney General Arely Gómez González while attending the conference. "It was an honor and privilege to be able to participate in this conference,” said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "We continue to work diligently with our southern neighbors to combat drug and human trafficking.”
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the owners of multiple Tucson RV consignment businesses will go to prison for their role in defrauding 24 victims out of $423,542. Lorenzo Caracciolo Sr. was sentenced to five years in prison and his son, Lorenzo Caracciolo Jr., was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.