Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



Press Releases

Today, representatives from the Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Arizona State Forestry Division, Industrial Commission of Arizona's Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the law firm of Gallagher and Kennedy will discuss the status of the Yarnell Hill Fire settlement negotiations.

Today, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich released a new opinion regarding Small School Weight for Charter Schools. The opinion is in response to questions posed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Specifically, Diane Douglas requested clarification on Senate Bills 1476 and 1193 passed during the 2015 legislative session, and how the legislation affects the eligibility of certain charter schools for the Small School Weight status.

Twin City Water Work, Inc., a Utah non-profit corporation that does business in Colorado City, Arizona, recently plead guilty to a class 6 undesignated Felony of Attempted Knowing Failure to File Tax with the Intent to Evade in the Superior Court of Arizona. As a result of the June 10, 2015 plea, the company will pay $390,683 in back taxes and penalties and will be placed on three years of probation.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is letting Arizona consumers know they may be eligible for financial restitution as a result of a recent conviction of a former Tucson con artist engaged in a Ponzi-type investment scheme.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will serve as the 2015-2016 second vice chair for the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) following a meeting during National Association of Attorneys General meeting held in San Diego, California.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is letting Arizona consumers know they may be eligible for financial restitution resulting from the fraudulent business practices of Salt River & Wind, LLC (SRSW). Tucson victims may submit restitution claims for lost Tucson Electric Power (TEP) rebates through the Arizona Attorney General’s Tucson Office. Victims who have solar equipment leases held by Michael Fricker d/b/a SRSW also may be eligible to have their leases released by court order in the criminal case.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the charges against a former State of Arizona employee for EBT card financial fraud. An investigation conducted by agents from the Department of Economic Security, Office of the Special Investigations and Internal Affairs revealed Alina Nashae Lipsey used her position as a Program Service Evaluator for the Department of Economic Security – Family Assistance Administration to fraudulently obtain cash assistance and food stamp benefits.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the winners of the 2015 Elder Abuse Awareness Junior High School Arts Competition. The contest is sponsored by the Attorney General's Office Community Outreach Division and is done in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which takes place on June 15th this year. Brnovich's office partnered with the Arizona Elder Abuse Coalition to help raise awareness among young people statewide to identify the signs of elder abuse.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Office of the Arizona Attorney General today filed suit against the secretary of the Department of Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for failing their statutory duty to develop an updated recovery plan to guide Mexican wolf recovery. The action was taken in an effort to spur development of an updated recovery plan for Mexican wolves that utilizes the best available science as legally required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Attorney General Mark Brnovich reminds Arizona consumers that the deadline to file a claim form for a foreclosed borrower payment under the National SunTrust Mortgage (SunTrust) Settlement is June 4, 2015. Consumers who lost their primary residences to foreclosure by SunTrust between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2013 may be eligible.


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