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PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Steve Nolte to 9 years in prison for stealing more than $571,000 from his former employer. The sentence imposed by the Court was ordered to run consecutive to Nolte’s three-year federal prison sentence for passport fraud, aggravated identity theft, and use of a falsely-obtained Social Security Number.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 8:25am
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich released the following statement after U.S. District Judge Reed O’Conner issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting the Obama Administration from enforcing its bathroom directives against public schools across the country
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 11:31am
BISBEE – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury convicted Edith and James Hughes of multiple felony counts involving financial exploitation of an 86 year old woman. They were both found guilty of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft from a Vulnerable Adult, Misuse of a Credit Card, and Unlawful Use of Power of Attorney.
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 2:29pm
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