Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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TUCSON – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 57-year-old Jose Manuel Contreras and 66-year-old Maria Rosete Valenzuela for allegedly operating an unlicensed dental practice and selling prescription drugs in Tucson.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:51am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich, leading a bi-partisan coalition of 13 state Attorneys General from across the country, filed a brief in federal appeals court to protect Arizona consumers from abuse in the class action settlement process. In the Amicus Brief, Attorney General Brnovich asked the appeals court to reverse a lower court approval of a proposed class action settlement that would send $8.5 million to class action attorneys but only $225,000 in cash to consumer class members.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:29am

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Michelle Marie Bastian pleaded guilty to Terrorism and Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct Involving Weapons. This is the second defendant convicted on state terrorism charges by the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:06am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Theodore Kulkens, a former Douglas Police Sergeant, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for transporting 224 pounds of marijuana from Douglas to Tucson.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:08pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today Arizona joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach. This is the largest multistate data breach settlement to date.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:40pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich will join CVS Health, first responders, and community leaders for a press conference to announce that a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal medication will now be sold without a prescription at all 195 CVS pharmacy locations in Arizona.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:05pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Tucson podiatrist Dr. Loren Scott Wessel pleaded guilty to Forgery, a class four felony in Pima County Superior Court. This case stems from a joint investigation conducted by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Division.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:49am

PHOENIX – The deadline is quickly approaching for Arizonans to be released from their Diamond Resorts timeshare agreement. The Timeshare Relinquishment Remedy program is part of an $800,000 consumer fraud settlement between Diamond Resorts Corporation and the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:40pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging the federal government to change its policy to allow state attorneys general to use federal funds to investigate and prosecute in-home Medicaid abuse and neglect cases involving seniors. Brnovich joined 36 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia in signing the bi-partisan letter calling for expanded medicaid fraud authority.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:48pm

PHOENIX – As Arizona’s peak moving season begins, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to look out for unscrupulous movers who take advantage of hardworking families. Moving scams come in a variety of forms, including false advertising, undisclosed fees, lack of insurance, and lowball prices combined with bait-and-switch tactics. Peak moving season in Arizona starts in May and ends in July.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 1:33pm


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