Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Michael Duane Mullet to 10 years in prison for stealing from his employer. In January 2017, a jury found Mullet guilty of Fraud and Theft for devising a plumbing fraud scheme to steal more than $16,700 while working at Lawson Family Plumbing.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 9:25am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted the owner of a Phoenix real estate company for allegedly stealing $300,000 to $500,000 from 40 families in Arizona. Francisco Aguirre is facing felony charges of Conspiracy, Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Money Laundering, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Mortgage Fraud, Theft, and Forgery.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:37pm

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:39am

PHOENIX - In recognition of Arizona Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Mark Brnovich released a list of the Top AZ Consumer Fraud Complaints received in 2016. The Attorney General’s Office received more than 15,000 consumer complaints and recovered more than $3.9 million dollars for Arizona consumers in 2016.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:40am

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


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