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Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury convicted Laura Marie Leinaar and Eric Alan Stelljes in connection with a criminal gambling enterprise which operated in Arizona. The jury verdict is the first in Arizona against a so-called “Internet sweepstakes cafe” a form of illegal gambling that has previously been the subject of criminal and civil enforcement actions in other states, including Florida, Mississippi, California, Ohio, and Texas.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 3:34pm
Phoenix, AZ –Special Agents with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office executed 7 search warrants and served 5 indictments in connection with a $2.8 million money laundering, drug trafficking, and fraud of state benefits investigation. The AZ DES Office of the Inspector General, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation and the execution of today’s search warrants.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:03am
Phoenix, AZ - With the holiday season right around the corner, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is encouraging Arizonans to do their research before donating to clothing and household item donation bins. Many donation bins support legitimate, non-profit charities and help the needy in our communities, however, some donation bins are run by for-profit businesses. Arizona consumers should be aware that most items donated to for-profit bins do not go to charitable causes.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:38pm
Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a petition asking a court to shut down a Phoenix used car dealership accused of repeatedly defrauding Arizona consumers. This is the State’s 3rd enforcement action against Prieto’s Auto Sales, Inc. and its owners Gustavo Prieto and Rita Prieto.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 1:15pm
What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office will be hosting a Shred-a-thon. The cost is free and will be open to the public. When: Wednesday, November 18th, at 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:11am
Phoenix, AZ - More than $2.7 million dollars in outstanding student loan debt will be forgiven for approximately 2,000 former students in Arizona through an agreement reached by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a group of state attorneys general, and the Education Management Corporation. EDMC operates Argosy University, The Art Institutes, Brown Mackie College, and South University.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:28am
Phoenix, AZ– Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich obtained $162,000 in restitution for customers who filed complaints against Rastra Holding, LLC, based in Scottsdale. Rastra markets and sells construction materials made from recycled foam plastics to consumers throughout the United States. The restitution was obtained as part of an Assurance of Discontinuance. Rastra is solely owned and managed by Karl Holik.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:24pm
A recorded voicemail audio file of the IRS Scam that has been harassing Arizona residents.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:15am
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Special Agents with his office arrested a Glendale woman accused of stealing from a non-profit cancer support charity. A grand jury indicted 42-year-old Melissa Talal on 1 count of theft and 2 counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:33pm
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office shut down a fake veterans charity that used aggressive telemarketing calls to scam seniors across the nation out of thousands of dollars. A Stipulated Consent Judgment dissolves three Phoenix telemarketing companies owned by Robert Foster - Happy Hands, LLC, Standing Tree, LLC, and Action Point, LLC (collectively “Defendants”). The Defendants used a telemarketing scheme to target vulnerable seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related disorders. The seniors were convinced to purchase household products for an 1,800% markup, claiming the surplus money paid would help disabled or disadvantaged veterans. None of the proceeds were used for charitable purposes.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 1:08pm