(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 16, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Daniel A. Muller, 59, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years probation after pleading guilty to conflict of interest of a public employee, a class six felony. He was also ordered to pay a $1,800 fine.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 1, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced a $250,000 settlement with Smart Advertising Solutions, LLC, a Tempe company that sold Internet-based business opportunities to consumers nationwide.
The settlement resolves allegations by the Attorney General’s Office that Smart Advertising Solutions, LLC (“SAS”) made deceptive and misleading claims to consumers regarding the amount of earnings they could make through a home-based business sold by SAS.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 2, 2006) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard today asked for a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Federal Trade Commission Chair Deborah Majoras to address high gasoline prices.
The request was made in a letter signed by Goddard and 47 other attorneys general.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 3, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard and State Representative Tom O’Halleran championed critical legislation to protect children and vulnerable adults from the dangers of meth labs.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 4, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning consumers that "Business Opportunity" scams are on the rise in Arizona. An increasing number of ads in the media and on the Internet make claims that you can quit your job, be your own boss and bring in an executive salary.
The reality is that most people who respond to those ads will spend a considerable amount of money attempting to launch the business, and few will make significant profits.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 4, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement of a discrimination lawsuit with Saban Rent-A-Car LLC and A-aable Rental Ltd. resolving allegations that the rental car company repeatedly hung up on a deaf caller who was trying to rent a car using a telecommunication device (TTY) and operator service.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 10, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced the sentencing of two defendants for selling fake resident alien identification cards. Carmen Tolle, 42, and Rachel Gallegos, 37, were sentenced Tuesday for operating a fraud scheme that promised victims legitimate resident alien cards, also known as “green cards,” but delivered fake cards or no cards. Both defendants are from Phoenix.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 10, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Adolfo Gomez-Lopez, also known as Francisco Lopez, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to smuggle human beings and one count of assisting a criminal syndicate.
The charges stem from a joint investigation by the Department of Public Safety and the Phoenix Police Department that led to the arrest and indictment of eight suspected coyotes in March. The charges followed the execution of search warrants on two Phoenix apartments.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 12, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Bernie Junior Ramirez, also known as “Jimmi the Pimp,” was sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court to three concurrent life sentences under Arizona’s Serious Drug Offender law.
Ramirez, 33, was found guilty in April of conspiracy, two counts of possession of narcotic drugs for sale, two counts of possession of marijuana for sale, transfer of dangerous drugs to a minor and two counts of sexual conduct with a minor. He had three prior felony convictions.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 16, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today joined his counterparts in 19 other states in urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take a hard look at the role alcohol marketing plays in promoting underage drinking.