(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 30, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Gordon W Deibler, III, 53, and Renata Majda Deibler, 36, both of Litchfield Park, have pleaded guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court to participating in a criminal syndicate by running several companies that defrauded clients of more than $1.5 million.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Oct. 29, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard expressed appreciation today for the decision by the U.S. Air Force to include Luke Air Force Base as one of the finalists to become a training base for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
"This is very good news for all of Arizona as well as for Luke," Goddard said. "In the weeks ahead, we need to do all we can to make sure the Pentagon is fully aware of Luke's unsurpassed suitability and the state's overwhelming support for its selection."
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 27, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that former real estate agent Ammar Dean Halloum, 46, of Phoenix, has pleaded guilty to felony charges in connection with a fraudulent real estate transaction with an elderly Tucson resident.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Oct. 26, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Elizabeth W. Kempshall today announced the takedown of a violent drug trafficking organization that is believed to have smuggled thousands of pounds of marijuana across the U.S. - Mexico border and into Pinal County over the past several years. This is believed to be the first such top-to-bottom take down of a cross-border drug trafficking organization operating out of Pinal County.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 20, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Robert Stuart Reed, 55, of Phoenix, has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison followed by three years probation for setting fire to his rented Phoenix townhouse and endangering the lives of a dozen other residents of the building, including six children.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - October 19, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard will host a Crime and Fraud Prevention Forum in Nogales on Thursday, October 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The forum will take place in the Nogales High School Cafeteria, 1905 N. Apache Blvd.
Goddard will be joined by local elected and law enforcement officials, including Santa Cruz County Attorney George Silvia, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada, Nogales Mayor Octavio Garcia-Von Borstel and Nogales Police Chief William Ybarra.
(Tucson, Ariz. – Oct. 14, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today voiced strong support for President Obama’s proposal to consolidate existing federal consumer protection authorities into one federal agency. The proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency would oversee the entire consumer financial market, strengthen federal consumer protections for families and individual investors and enforce the rules consistently.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Oct. 14, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that he has gained a total of more than $1,370,000 in civil penalties and restitution for consumers as a result of two mortgage fraud lawsuits filed earlier this year. These enforcement actions come as part of Goddard’s crackdown on businesses that prey upon homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure.
(Tucson, Ariz. - October 13, 2009) The Attorney General's Office Civil Rights Division, in partnership with the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Court, is offering a free, 40-hour mediation course to train Pinal County volunteers to help resolve local court disputes.
The 40-hour mediation training will be offered in Casa Grande, November 17, 18, 20, 23 and 24.
Mediators are neutral parties who help disputing parties reach agreements in various types of cases. Mediation is a valuable alternative to litigation; it can save time and money and reduce stress.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 9, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that he is taking action to support local control by defending the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant states the right to regulate global warming pollution from automobiles. Goddard, along with a coalition of 17 other state Attorneys General, this week filed a motion to intervene a lawsuit brought by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that seeks to deny individual states the ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions from cars.