(Phoenix, Ariz. - June 30, 2008) A Yuma County Superior Court jury has found Vincent Lee Accardo, 59, of Yuma, guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the 1997 death of Kenneth Cloud, 55, of Bard, Calif. The jury returned the verdict on Friday, June 27, after two and a half hours of deliberations.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 26, 3008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with Anheuser-Busch that will result in the nationwide discontinuance of its two popular pre-mixed alcoholic energy drinks, Tilt and Bud Extra. As part of the agreement, Anheuser-Busch has also agreed it will not produce caffeinated alcohol beverages in the future.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 24, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today expressed his support for the Free Flow of Information Act, the federal shield law, which would bring federal law in line with state laws in Arizona and 48 other states that protect reporters’ confidential sources.
The bill, now awaiting a U.S. Senate vote, won approved in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 398-21. Goddard joined 40 other state Attorneys General in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in support of the measure.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 24, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Nicole Galbraith, 24, of Mesa, was indicted on charges of fraud and theft related to her bail bonds business in Mesa and Tempe. Galbraith, owner of Quick Bail Bonds, was a licensed bail bond agent in Arizona until her license was revoked on March 11, 2008.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 23, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $63,500 settlement with Red J Environmental Corp. (Red J), a hazardous waste transporter based in Joseph City, Ariz., for hazardous waste violations that occurred at the company’s Phoenix facility at 3215 South 7th Street.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 20, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an $80,000 settlement with Delaware-based Kiewit Western Co. (Kiewit) for violations of the Clean Water Act that occurred as a result of the company’s discharge of silt-laden storm water from its construction sites along Highway 260 and Highway 191 in Gila and Greenlee counties.
“Protecting Arizona’s waterways is vital to ensuring healthy communities, a stable environment and a strong economy,” Goddard said. “This type of disregard for state law is unacceptable.”
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 18, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed a lawsuit against Sun West Video, Inc., doing business as Great Expectations for Singles (Great Expectations), a dating service located in Scottsdale, alleging that the company violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and the Arizona Dating Referral Services Act.
Also named in the lawsuit are Sun West Video’s President John R. Meriggi, Great Expectations’ Director Michael Buhler and sales representative Geri Schencker.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 12, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $1.5 million settlement with South Carolina companies JK Harris and Company, LLC, and Financial Recovery System, LLC, resolving allegations that they misled consumers about the services available through their businesses. Goddard joined 17 other state Attorneys General in this settlement.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 11, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens today announced a $90,000 settlement with the Bradley Investment Company and its successor corporation, BXB Assets, for violating Arizona’s solid waste management statutes and aquifer protection law at the now closed Bradley Landfill, located at 4346 E. Magnolia St. in Phoenix.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – June 5, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $225,000 settlement with Bill Heard Chevrolet, Inc. – Scottsdale (Bill Heard). The settlement resolves allegations of deceptive advertising and sales practices, and it requires future advertisements to be clear and not deceptive.