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AG Brnovich Files Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Timeshare Rental Telemarketing Business

Phoenix – Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit today against Condosmart LLC, an Arizona-based timeshare resale and rental advertising business accused of making hundreds of unsolicited telemarketing calls to consumers who owned timeshare properties. The State’s complaint also alleges Condosmart engaged in deceptive and misleading business practices.

Federal District Court Blocks EPA Rule From Taking Effect In AZ and 12 Other States

Phoenix – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is pleased to announce that yesterday, Federal District Court Judge Ralph Erickson issued an order in delaying the effective date of the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corp of Engineers’ “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule in Arizona and 12 other states.  The rule was originally scheduled to take effect today, August 28, 2015.

AG Brnovich Announces Judgment In Solar Telemarketing Lawsuit

Phoenix  – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced the settlement of a consumer fraud lawsuit against Go Green Today, LLC (“Go Green”), an Arizona-based solar company that allegedly made thousands of unwanted telephone calls to consumers on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry (DNC). In addition to making unsolicited telemarketing calls, Go Green also violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act (ACFA) in the marketing and sale of solar products. Under the consent judgment, up to $55,000 in restitution will be paid to victims.

AG Brnovich Announces Grand Jury Indictment Against Woman Accused of Scamming Veterans Charities Out of Thousands

Phoenix – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced new felony charges against Chalice Renee Zeitner, an Arizona woman previously accused of faking cancer to obtain a state paid late-term abortion. Zeitner is now facing 8-felony charges for allegedly scamming veterans charities out of thousands of dollars. A grand jury indicted Zeitner on August 17, 2015.

AG Brnovich Opens Lines of Communication with Mexico's Top Law Enforcement Officials

Attorney General Mark Brnovich returns to Arizona after a successful trip to Mexico for the annual Conferencia Nacional de Procuración de Justicia or Mexico's National Attorneys General Conference. Brnovich met Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexico's Federal Attorney General Arely Gómez González while attending the conference.

"It was an honor and privilege to be able to participate in this conference,” said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "We continue to work diligently with our southern neighbors to combat drug and human trafficking.”

AG Brnovich Announces Prison Sentences For Father And Son Who Defrauded Elderly In Tucson Rv Scam

Tucson - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the owners of multiple Tucson RV consignment businesses will go to prison for their role in defrauding 24 victims out of $423,542. Lorenzo Caracciolo Sr. was sentenced to five years in prison and his son, Lorenzo Caracciolo Jr., was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

$71 Million Consumer Settlement Reached With Amgen Concerning Deceptive Prescription Drug Marketing

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Attorneys General in 48 other states have reached a $71 million settlement with pharmaceutical company Amgen Inc. The settlement resolves allegations that Amgen harmed consumers by unlawfully promoting medications Aranesp and Enbrel exposing consumers to high costs and to serious adverse events.

AG Brnovich obtains restitution for victims in Arizona moving company lawsuit

Phoenix - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the settlement of a consumer fraud lawsuit against Allstars Movers and Storage Inc. and its owner, Amru Abdalla. The consent judgment prohibits Abdalla from engaging in the moving, packing, and/or storage business for two years.

“My office will not tolerate companies treating consumers unfairly and charging hidden fees,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “We have made it a priority to hold moving companies like Allstars accountable for their deceptive actions.”

AG Mark Brnovich announces sentencing of Tucson woman practicing medicine without a license

Tucson – Today, Ilda M. Garcia, of Tucson was sentenced to 7 years in prison for her role in performing dangerous surgical procedures such as liposuction and medical injections without a medical license. Garcia did not have any medical training, education, or licensing.

“The defendant will have 7 years behind bars to think about the botched medical procedures she’s responsible for,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “She victimized women and violated the public’s trust."

AG Brnovich files lawsuit against "Notario Publico" for alleged consumer fraud targeting spanish-speaking community

Phoenix - Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced the filing of a consumer fraud lawsuit against a Tucson business accused of offering fraudulent legal services. The complaint alleges Ofelia Olivas Lizarraga, who did business as Multiservicios Olivas, LLC, falsely represented that she was qualified and authorized to provide legal advice and prepare legal documents on immigration, divorce, and other legal matters.