Statement by Attorney General Tom Horne

“I want to thank the Fiesta Bowl Special Committee, chaired by former Chief Justice Ruth McGregor , for its independent investigation regarding certain allegations about the Fiesta Bowl and past and present employees of the Fiesta Bowl.   The Fiesta Bowl Board deserves great credit for allowing the special committee full access to employees and documents so that it could prepare a comprehensive report.  That report has been presented to our office and will assist us in the ongoing investigation of this matter."

Horne Announces Barron Thoman-Agnes Clark Indictment

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 28, 2011) Attorney General Tom Horne announced today that Barron Thomas, 55, of Scottsdale; and his mother, Agnes Clark (aka Aggie Clark), 78, of Dallas, Texas; have been indicted by an Arizona State Grand Jury on criminal charges relating to a fraud scheme that is believed to have victimized residents of Arizona and 27 other states. Both defendants self-surrendered before Judge Roland Steinle III this morning, and were arraigned.

Horne Announces Favorable Ruling in Bank of America Litigation

PHOENIX (Tuesday March 22, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne announced that the U.S. Federal District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone, ruled on the first significant motion in the Bank of America case.  Judge Martone granted the State of Arizona’s motion to return the case to state court.  In January, Bank of America had removed the case to federal court on a variety of grounds, all of which were rejected by Judge Martone.

Ethnic Studies Subject of Discussion as AG Tom Horne to Address University of Arizona Latino Law Students

TUCSON (Monday, March 21, 2011) -- AG Tom Horne will address the University of Arizona Latino Law students to discuss HB 2281, Ethnic Studies Law, on Tuesday, March 22 at 5:45 p.m. at the University of Arizona College of Law, Ares Auditorium, Room 164. Horne will be on a panel.

Horne was invited by the Latino Law school group to discuss HB 2281, and welcomed the opportunity to discuss the issue with the law students and other panel members.

Raza Studies Supporters, in a Thuggish Mob, Tried to Shout Down Attorney General Horne

PHOENIX (Thursday March 17, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today released a video of a screaming mob of Raza Studies supporters who interfered with the Attorney General’s efforts to accommodate a request to be interviewed by a television news crew.

In the video below, viewers can see a thuggish mob of Raza Studies supporters trying to shout down Horne, to attempt to prevent an interview with Univision Television.

Attorney General Tom Horne Reminds Consumers to be Aware of Deceptive Mailers

PHOENIX (Friday March 11, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne is warning Arizona consumers to be wary of advertisements and solicitations appearing in mailboxes or at homeowners’ front doors.  Many solicitations appear to be an official notification, although the sender has no affiliation with any government agency.  These mailers offer to provide services that are required by a governmental entity or services that will save the consumer money.  Most often, those offers simply are “too good to be true” and should be avoided.

Horne Announces Medical Doctor Surrenders License, Pays $700,000 Restitution for Prescription Drugs-Money Laundering Scam

PHOENIX (Friday March 11, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that Albert Yeh, a medical doctor who practiced in Golden Valley, Arizona has surrendered his medical license in both Arizona and Nevada and will pay nearly $700,000 in restitution for his orchestration of a prescription drug and money laundering scheme.