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Mark Brnovich

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PHOENIX - One in four teens report abusing or misusing a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. One person dies every day in Arizona due to a prescription opioid overdose. Arizonans need to work together to keep unwanted prescriptions out of the wrong hands. This Saturday, April 29, 2017 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and secure means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:32pm

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today Gustavo Nunez pleaded guilty to 28 felony charges for performing illegal liposuction procedures. Seven victims had procedures performed by Nunez in Tucson between 2012 and 2014. Three victims had to be hospitalized after botched surgeries and one sustained life-threatening injuries.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:18pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning the public to be on the lookout for a convicted drug trafficker who is currently on the run. Brian Pardo, 37, is considered armed and dangerous. A Maricopa County jury found Pardo guilty on 5 felony charges related to selling marijuana and “shatter,” a high-potency hash oil. Pardo absconded during trial. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:56pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office obtained a full refund for every Arizonan who purchased a Theranos blood test. Theranos, Inc. agreed to pay $4.65 million dollars in consumer restitution as part of a consent judgment reached with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:59am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a convicted drug trafficker, who spent two months on the run, will spend 17 years and 6 months in prison. Patrick Pina, 44, absconded during his trial just before a jury found him guilty of the Sale of Dangerous Drugs, Money Laundering, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana. In October 2016, the Arizona Attorney General's Office sought the public's assistance in locating Pina. Two months later, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Pina at a home in Peoria, AZ.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:45am

PHOENIX- Each year, the National Crime Victims' Rights Week sets one week aside to honor and reflect upon the important work that individuals, law enforcement, non-profits, and many other organizations across the country do to advocate for crime victims. This year, National Crime Victims' Rights Week was April 2nd - April 8th. This year's theme, Strength. Resilience. Justice., perfectly blends the attributes crime victims often must demonstrate in conjunction with the dedication that victim advocates have to ensuring that the best services and support are offered throughout a crime victims' long process of healing.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:26pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Jayme Valenzuela, the former Mayor of the Town of Superior, pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Theft, a class 6 undesignated felony. In July 2016, a State Grand Jury indicted Valenzuela on one count of theft.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:07pm

PHOENIX– Attorney General Mark Brnovich today issued a scam alert reminding college basketball fans to watch out for fake ticket scams ahead of the NCAA Final Four Games. High profile sporting events are prime targets for scammers.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:42pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced students are eligible to receive up to $60,000 in refunds after Para Health Professionals, Inc., and Examination Preparation Institute, Inc. issued unaccredited degrees and medical certifications. Students took seminars to become certified as Phlebotomists, Electrocardiogram Technicians, Medical Technicians, Behavioral Health Technicians, Healthcare Technicians, or Pharmacy Technicians. The restitution is part of a consent judgment obtained by the Attorney General’s Office against Para Health Professionals and Examination Preparation Institute for violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:35am

PHOENIX- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today an Arizona couple was sentenced to more than two years in prison after stealing more than $600,000 from their parents who were suffering from dementia. Michael Gonzales, 49, was sentenced to two years in prison and his wife Kimberly, 50, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Both defendants will be placed on probation for four years after they are released from prison.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:59pm

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