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PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced former Maricopa County Probation Officer Mary Ellen Beck pleaded guilty to a fraudulent check forging scheme that targeted people who were on probation. At least 39 probationers were victimized with a total loss of $18,000.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:23am
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich along with Attorneys General in Texas, Oklahoma, and Nevada filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday night to stop the Obama Administration from ceding U.S. Government trusteeship of the Internet to an unregulated and nongovernmental international body. The lawsuit challenges the Constitutionality of the transfer and alleges violations of the First Amendment.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:10am
PHOENIX - The Arizona Attorney General’s Office filed a discrimination lawsuit against a used car dealership accused of wrongfully terminating a disabled employee suffering from stage 4 lung cancer. The lawsuit alleges Sullivan Motor Company in Mesa, AZ discriminated against the employee who had become disabled during his ongoing battle with cancer.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:22am
PHOENIX - A judge today granted the Arizona Attorney General’s Office's Motion to Consolidate 1,106 open lawsuits filed by a serial litigator targeting Arizona businesses. Today the judge also stayed the 1,106 cases pending further order of the court and barred the Plaintiff, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities, from filing any new complaints asserting similar claims.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 4:46pm
TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a judge sentenced Thaddaeus Sanchez Ruelas to 50 years and 6 months in prison. Ruelas sold more than 600 grams of methamphetamine to police informants and undercover agents between December 11, 2014 and April 8, 2015. Ruelas is also a five-time convicted felon.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:56am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced AZAG Special Agents are searching for six people indicted by a State Grand Jury for their alleged involvement in a Black Money Scam.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:48pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the State of Arizona has reached a settlement in a lawsuit challenging SB 1070. The settlement keeps in place a key provision of SB 1070 section 2(b) which allows Arizona law enforcement to check the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally. Under the settlement, all Plaintiffs and Defendants in Valle Del Sol vs. Whiting, agreed to dismiss their appeals.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:53pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Melissa Talal was sentenced to 2 years in prison after stealing from an Arizona non-profit cancer support charity. Talal pled guilty to 1 count of Theft and 2 counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 9:32am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a judge sentenced Chalice Zeitner to more than 25 years in prison after Zeitner faked cancer to qualify for a taxpayer funded abortion and scammed veterans charities out of more than $15,000. Zeitner was convicted of 17 felonies at two separate trials. The Attorney General’s Office prosecuted this case after an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Phoenix Field Office and AHCCCS.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 12:36pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge issued an arrest warrant for 54-year-old Elda Graciela Margez De Zamora. Margez De Zamora failed to appear at an initial pretrial conference and is believed to be on the run. A State Grand Jury indicted Margez De Zamora for allegedly operating an unlicensed dental practice. She is currently facing 2 felony counts including Fraudulent Schemes and Practices and Practicing Dentistry Without a License.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 2:06pm