(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 29, 2006) The Attorney General’s Office today announced that it filed a lawsuit against Peoria property owner Stanislawa Barbara Ogorsaly and her former real estate agent, June Lamb, for alleged housing discrimination based on race.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 1, 2006) As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, Attorney General Terry Goddard encourages consumers to be aware of their rights regarding accurate pricing and restocking fees:
Watch carefully when you are checking out at the register. Studies have shown that scanners sometimes ring up the wrong prices. Consumers should:
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec.1, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard issued a legal opinion today stating that the cigarette tax increase adopted by voters last month under Proposition 203 was four cents per cigarette as specifically provided in the text of the statutory language that amends the Arizona Revised Statutes.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 8, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the conviction of Stelios Maltepes, 36, of Philadelphia, on charges of conspiracy and possession of about 1,200 pounds of marijuana for sale.
The conviction follows an investigation by the Phoenix Police Department that uncovered a drug trafficking operation that used two Phoenix area warehouses.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 11, 2006) Arizona State Treasurer David Petersen today was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and a $4,500 fine by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Keppel. Petersen resigned his office Nov. 30 as part of the plea agreement entered into with the Attorney General’s Office.
In October, Petersen pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly filing a false or incomplete financial disclosure statement.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 12, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that his office has filed suit against The Results Group (TRG) and its managers, Edward Longoria and Amber Halvorson, alleging that their work-at-home business opportunity scheme violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.
The announcement was part of Project FAL$E HOPE$, a federal and state law enforcement sweep targeting bogus business opportunities and work-at-home schemes. The Federal Trade Commission today also took action against The Results Group.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 12, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the 10count indictment of Bradley T. Forward, an officer with the Chandler Police Department. He is accused of one count of hindering prosecution, two counts of stealing, destroying, altering or secreting public records, three counts of computer tampering and four counts of unauthorized access to criminal history. All of the charges are felonies.
Forward, 30, of Gilbert, has been a Chandler Police Officer for seven years.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 14, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of Douglas K. Martin, the Arizona State Mine Inspector, on three counts of theft, three counts of fraud and three counts of procurement code fraud.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 14, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with Nevada-based YP Corp. (doing business as YP.com) and its wholly owned subsidiary Telco Billing, Inc. The settlement resolves allegations that the company engaged in deceptive business practices by sending small checks to businesses and nonprofit organizations that when deposited would obligate the business to pay for an enhanced listing on YP.com’s online yellow page directory.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 19, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that his office has filed a consumer fraud and racketeering lawsuit against a Phoenix-based company that allegedly sold fake pharmaceutical Web sites to unwitting consumers, many of whom are senior citizens living on fixed incomes.