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CUT IT OUT Training Begins for Arizona Cosmetology Schools

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 21, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that the CUT IT OUT Domestic Violence Awareness Program has expanded its training to include Arizona cosmetology schools.

In April 2005, the Attorney General’s Office partnered with the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, State Board of Cosmetology and the national CUT IT OUT program to develop educational materials for salon professionals to reach out to clients who may be victims. Cosmetology school training is the newest phase of this effort.

Former Nogales Police Officer Charged with Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 20, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the filing of kidnapping and sexual assault charges against Ramon Fernando Borbon, 36, a former Nogales Police Officer.

The complaint alleges that in September 2005, Borbon knowingly restrained a woman with the intent to inflict harm while in uniform, and then sexually assaulted her.

Borbon, of Rio Rico, was taken into custody today by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers. The charges follow an investigation by DPS that started shortly after the victim came forward in September 2005.

Terry Goddard Settles Lawsuit with Mesa Homeowners Association

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 19, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with the Sunland Village East Homeowners Association in Mesa. The agreement settles allegations that the HOA violated Arizona’s Fair Housing Act by denying access to community rooms based on homeowners’ religious affiliation.

According to court documents, over the last 12 years the LDS Family Home Evening Group met once a month for social purposes. The group is made up of residents within the HOA. It did not pay any fees during this time.

Former State Gaming Employee Pleads Guilty

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 19, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Daniel A. Muller, 59, pleaded guilty to conflict of interest of a public employee, a class six felony.

Muller used his position as a financial investigator at the Arizona Department of Gaming to obtain confidential information from the Kansas State Gaming Agency about an ongoing investigation involving R. Franco USA. Muller failed to disclose he had recently accepted a position with R. Franco and used the confidential information to benefit the company.

Terry Goddard Awards Prescription Drug Education Grant to UA

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 14, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the award of $387,949 to the University of Arizona Medical Center to create a prescription drug education program. UA is one of 24 recipients nationally that will receive more than $9 million to be distributed over the next two years. The grant money is part of a $430 million multi-state settlement with pharmaceutical company Warner Lambert.

Glendale Man Sentenced After Fleeing Work Furlough Program

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 11, 2006) A Glendale man was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to attempting to escape from an adult correctional facility. Marquis D. Barry, 39, had been in custody with Maricopa County when he walked away from a work release program in 2001. He was taken back into custody earlier this year and entered into a plea agreement last month.

Terry Goddard, Paul Charlton Ask FCC to Review Radio Host’s Comments

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 7, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard and U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to call his attention to remarks made by KFYI Radio host Brian James last month.

According to a transcript, during one segment of his show, James suggested a solution to the immigration problem was to randomly pick one night a week to “kill anyone coming across the border.”