Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a judge dismissed more than 1,000 frivolous lawsuits filed by a serial litigator against Arizona small businesses. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) flooded state courts with more than 1,700 lawsuits against Valley businesses in 2016. The copy-and-paste lawsuits alleged that businesses’ parking lots did not comply with regulations related to persons with disabilities. Many of the issues were minor and easily fixable, but the lawsuits sought thousands of dollars in damages and attorneys’ fees.

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 2:11pm

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Jason Siebert-Thomas and Daylon G. Pierce for their alleged involvement in a credit card scheme targeting deceased credit card holders. Nine victims in Arizona have been identified, however the investigation continues.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:23am

PHOENIX – As Valentine’s Day approaches, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to watch out for online dating romance scams. A State Grand Jury indicted Daylon Pierce on 29 felony charges for his alleged involvement in an online dating scam. Eleven additional victims came forward after Pierce was arrested and indicted in June 2016. Pierce is now accused of scamming a total of 13 women.

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:55am

Today a judge ruled Arizona can proceed with a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Volkswagen despite a federal settlement reached in 2016.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:06am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to beware of the “Can You Hear Me?” robocall scam. Over the last few days, concerned Arizonans have contacted the Attorney General’s Office to report suspicious calls from someone asking “Can you hear me?”

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12:33pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced a settlement with Western Union designed to protect consumers from wire fraud scams. Under the multi-state settlement, Western Union is required to develop an anti-fraud program designed to help detect and prevent unsuspecting consumers from wiring money to scam artists. In addition to Arizona, 49 states and the District of Columbia participated in this settlement.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:35pm

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 57 year old Mary Louise Gonzalez was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for stealing and pawning her patients’ valuables. Gonzalez also forged and cashed a check stolen from a patient’s home.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 2:22pm

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury found Michael Duane Mullet guilty of multiple counts of Fraud and Theft. Mullet used a plumbing fraud scheme to steal more than $16,700 while working at Lawson Family Plumbing.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 3:24pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the first criminal prosecution resulting from Arizona’s new telemarketing statute. Lukeroy Rose, the owner of Rose Marketing, pleaded guilty to making unlawful telephone solicitations and operating a fraudulent telemarketing business. The Arizona Telephone Solicitations statute, amended in August 2016, makes it a class 5 felony for unregistered telemarketers to make unlawful calls to in-state AND out-of-state consumers.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:29am

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 47 year old Patcharin Koibuchi was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison and 3 years of probation for her role in a Tempe-based sex trafficking operation. In December 2016, Koibuchi pleaded guilty to Attempted Illegal Control of an Enterprise and Attempted Money Laundering, both class 4 felonies.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:05am


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