Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Robert Canales on five counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, two counts of Molestation of a Child, and three counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor. The indictment alleges that Canales was the individual that engaged in communications with Keri Harwood to purchase videos of Harwood sexually exploiting two children between May 1, 2017 and August 13, 2017. It is alleged that these videos were emailed to Canales in Texas and Canales paid Harwood for these videos.

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 9:17am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an Arizona Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against INT Sourcing LLC, Premiere Office Supplies LLC, and their owner James R. Deremiah. The Defendants are accused of sending fake toner cartridge invoices to churches, schools, and businesses to trick businesses into paying the fake invoice as a routine business matter. Those involved in scams such as the one alleged are known in the copier and printer industry as “toner pirates.”

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:02pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Keith Bresee for one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and 20 counts of Theft. Bresee is accused of stealing more than $1,000,000 from clients who invested in precious metals.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 12:25pm

FLAGSTAFF - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office obtained a $30,000 consent judgment against Sonoran Outfitters Adventures, LLC, and its owner, Todd Basil Rice. Sonoran Outfitters Adventure, based in Flagstaff, advertised and sold hunting, guiding, and trophy delivery services in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Mexico. Sonoran Outfitters failed to deliver the hunting, guiding, and/or trophy delivery services to at least 10 consumers who prepaid for the services. The consumers live out of state and had planned to travel to Arizona and Mexico for guided hunts for western deer and/ or bighorn sheep.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 10:50am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich, 48 other state attorneys general, and the District of Columbia have reached a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based mortgage lender and servicer PHH Mortgage Corporation. More than 2,000 Arizona families are expected to qualify for settlement payments.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 3:59pm

PHOENIX - As the countdown to Christmas begins, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking Arizonans to be extra cautious when making last-minute gift card purchases.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 2:19pm

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Tucson jury took a little over two hours to convict Supranom “Addy” Klos of stealing from a 94-year-old vulnerable adult with dementia. Klos gambled away $300,000 in 4 months which was most of the victim’s life savings.

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:42pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced $4.6 million in refund checks will be mailed to every Arizonan who purchased a Theranos blood test. The average refund per person is $60.92. More than 76,000 checks will be mailed on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:12am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced former NBA player Raymond Christopher Gatling was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for his involvement in a telemarketing scam selling fake websites to vulnerable seniors. Gatling was also sentenced to 3 years of probation once he is released from prison.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:32am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Craig Allen Scherf was sentenced to 8 years in prison and 5 years of probation after operating an illegal botox and laser clinic in Tempe. In August, Scherf pleaded guilty to Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and Illegal Control of an Enterprise.

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 2:59pm


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