(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 31, 2007) Former Department of Public Safety Officer Chris Young, 28, of Williams, has been sentenced to 60 days in Yavapai County Jail and four years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to one count of bribery of a public servant. He was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and submit to mental health and psychosexual evaluations. The sentence includes an additional 90 days of deferred jail time.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 11, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $3 million, multi-state settlement with America Online (AOL), one of the nation’s largest Internet service providers, resolving consumer complaints related to cancellation and refund requests. Goddard joined 47 state Attorneys General and the Attorney General for the District of Columbia in this settlement.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 11, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard is joining the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in warning Arizona residents of an email scam circulating in the state that involves a threat to kill.
The sender of the email, with the subject line “get back to me immediately,” claims to have been contracted to kill the recipient of the email. The email indicates the sender has a recorded conversation with the person who ordered the killing. The email also claims possession of photographs allegedly showing some sort of inappropriate behavior by the recipient.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 12, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard said today that 9,102 Arizona consumers are eligible for more than $5 million in restitution from Ameriquest Mortgage Company and its related companies as part of a $325 million national settlement of a predatory lending lawsuit against the company.
Goddard said letters and claim forms are being sent to eligible Arizona consumers this week. Consumers must mail completed forms to the settlement administrator by Sept. 10 to receive restitution.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 12, 2007) Summer may already be half over, but there is still time to take that well-earned vacation. Attorney General Terry Goddard encourages consumers to make travel plans carefully and be aware of potential travel scams.
The Attorney General’s Office has received information from Arizona travelers reaching their destination, only to find that the lodging arrangements they made were not legitimate. Travelers often lose their advance payments and have no place to stay.
Goddard offers the following advice to consumers:
(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 20, 2007) With the monsoons upon us, Attorney General Terry Goddard reminds Arizona residents to be wary of fraudulent home repair contractors offering their services to consumers whose homes have been damaged by storms.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 20, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the indictment of Lori Lee Spranger, aka Lori Moriarity, 37, and Michael Moriarity, 33, both of Anthem, on 14 counts of fraud, theft, securities fraud, sales of unregistered securities and transactions by unregistered dealers or salesmen.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 24, 2007) Joseph Maziarz, an Arizona Assistant Attorney General, will receive the prestigious Jim Jones Award by the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) this evening at the group’s summer meeting in Anaheim, Calif. Maziarz is Unit Chief Counsel in the Criminal Appeals Section of the Attorney General’s Office.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 25, 2007) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard was elected Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) today during the organization’s Summer Meeting held in Anaheim, Calif.
“The Western States Attorneys General have an excellent track record of working together for the benefit of our citizens,” Goddard said. “CWAG has been a catalyst for new ideas and strategies, and I am honored to lead this outstanding organization.”
(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 27, 2007) The Attorney General's Office Civil Rights Division, in partnership with the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Court, is offering 40-hour mediation courses throughout the state to train volunteers to help resolve local court disputes. The courses are open to the public and free of charge.