201511

AG Brnovich Seeks Contempt of Court Order Against Used Car Dealer

Phoenix - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a petition asking a court to shut down a Phoenix used car dealership accused of repeatedly defrauding Arizona consumers. This is the State’s 3rd enforcement action against Prieto’s Auto Sales, Inc. and its owners Gustavo Prieto and Rita Prieto.

“This office is not going to tolerate repeat offenders who ignore court orders and continue to scam Arizonans,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “We are committed to enforcing judgments and getting justice for consumers.”

AG Brnovich’s Office Hosts Shred-a-thon

What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office will be hosting a Shred-a-thon. The cost is free and will be open to the public.

When: Wednesday, November 18th, at 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Where: Attorney General’s Office parking lot, 1275 W. Washington St., Phoenix AZ, 85007

Why: Shredding your personal or sensitive documents is an important step to ensure your identity is not stolen. Shredding services will be provided by a division of The Centers for Habilitation (TCH) ASDD Document Destruction.

AG Brnovich Obtains $2.7 Million in Student Loan Forgiveness for Former Students of Brown Mackie College, The Art Institutes, and Argosy University

Phoenix - More than $2.7 million dollars in outstanding student loan debt will be forgiven for approximately 2,000 former students in Arizona through an agreement reached by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a group of state attorneys general, and the Education Management Corporation. EDMC operates Argosy University, The Art Institutes, Brown Mackie College, and South University.

AG Brnovich Obtains $162,000 in Consumer Restitution From Construction Materials Supplier

Phoenix – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich obtained $162,000 in restitution for customers who filed complaints against Rastra Holding, LLC, based in Scottsdale. Rastra markets and sells construction materials made from recycled foam plastics to consumers throughout the United States. The restitution was obtained as part of an Assurance of Discontinuance. Rastra is solely owned and managed by Karl Holik.

Peoria Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison Following Child Pornography Investigation

Phoenix – A Peoria man is sentenced to 12 years in prison after downloading hundreds of images and dozens of videos of child pornography announced Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. 25-year-old Shane Perry Anderson was also sentenced to lifetime probation and must register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

AG Brnovich Shuts Down Fake Veterans Charity Telemarketing Scam

Phoenix – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office shut down a fake veterans charity that used aggressive telemarketing calls to scam seniors across the nation out of thousands of dollars. A Stipulated Consent Judgment dissolves three Phoenix telemarketing companies owned by Robert Foster - Happy Hands, LLC, Standing Tree, LLC, and Action Point, LLC (collectively “Defendants”). The Defendants used a telemarketing scheme to target vulnerable seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related disorders.