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PHOENIX – A 16-state coalition led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently filed an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in the Grace v. District of Columbia Second Amendment legal fight. Matthew Grace is a member of Pink Pistols, an organization dedicated to the legal, safe, and responsible use of firearms for self-defense within the LGBT community. Arizona is joined in the Amicus Brief by Attorneys General from Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:53am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a former Phoenix Rescue Mission employee will go to prison for 3.5 years for stealing social security benefits from the homeless. A judge sentenced Sergio Solorzano after he pled guilty to an Attempted Fraud Scheme, Theft, and Taking the Identity of Another. The Court also ordered Solorzano to pay all three victims $61,286.47 in restitution.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:52pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a jury convicted Jose Castro-Felix of Queen Creek, Arizona of Conspiracy, Conducting an Illegal Enterprise, Possession of Cocaine for Sale, Possession of Heroin for Sale, and Money Laundering for his involvement in a Mexico-based cocaine and heroin trafficking organization. The conviction stems from Castro-Felix’s possession of more than a $1,000,000 worth of heroin and cocaine and $50,000 in drug proceeds in August 2012. Castro-Felix failed to show up for his trial and is currently on the run. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:39am
PHOENIX –Attorney General Mark Brnovich in partnership with the Phoenix Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announce the indictment of Steffan Burris and Jennifer Burris for their alleged involvement in a financial investment fraud scheme.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 12:57pm
KINGMAN - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a member of the Aryan Brotherhood criminal street gang has been sentenced to life in prison for First Degree Murder.
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 2:14pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced a $125 million, multi-state antitrust settlement with Cephalon and its affiliated companies. The settlement ends an investigation by 49 state attorneys general into allegations that Cephalon engaged in anti-competitive acts to protect the monopoly profits it earned from Provigil, a drug prescribed for the treatment of certain sleep disorders including narcolepsy. The multi-state investigation determined that Cephalon’s anti-competitive acts delayed generic prescription drug competition for several years.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:59am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging Arizonans to take action to avoid identity theft in the wake of a Banner Health data breach that affects 3.7 million people: many are Arizonans.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 3:41pm
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office obtained a more than $6 million dollar judgment in restitution and civil penalties against a telemarketing enterprise that bilked millions of dollars from consumers nationwide.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 8:02am
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office recently obtained a $110,000 judgment against Burudi Mwonyoni and his company, Publishers Service Office, Inc. The default judgment is the result of an Arizona Consumer Fraud Lawsuit alleging Publishers Service Office used a magazine subscription scam to defraud consumers throughout the United States. Publishers Service Office placed 48,000 telephone calls a month, using an auto-dialer, to sell consumers new or renewed magazine subscriptions.
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:11pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a major development in the Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) agreement between Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. An independent court monitor found Western Union successfully implemented all of the primary recommendations required in the settlement agreement amendment dated January 31, 2014.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:01am