Anthem Man Found Guilty of Identity Theft

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Nov. 15, 2005)  Peter Mohammed Sharma of Anthem was found guilty Monday by a Maricopa County Superior Court jury of taking the identity of another, theft and unlawful possession of access devices. The latter charge applies to such things as possessing bank ATM cards that bear false or stolen names. 

Sharma, 70, has also been indicted on charges of fraud, forgery and perjury. He is scheduled to stand trial on those charges in the coming weeks. 

Terry Goddard Announces New Consumer Hotline For Military Personnel and Veterans

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Nov. 10, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a new consumer hotline for military personnel and veterans.  This hotline will provide an opportunity to contact the Attorney General’s Office with information about potential consumer fraud schemes targeting armed services personnel and veterans.

The Attorney General’s Military and Veteran’s Alert Hotline is 1-866-879-5219.  

Terry Goddard Supports National Law Against Price Gouging At U.S. Senate Hearing on Energy Prices

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Nov. 9, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard voiced support for a federal anti-price gouging law in testimony this afternoon before a joint hearing of two U.S. Senate committees. The hearing was convened to examine energy prices, corporate profits and the effectiveness of federal and state consumer protection laws.