PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a 20-state coalition urging a federal district court in Texas to hold the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate is unconstitutional and to enjoin the entire law.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed his 9th legal brief urging a court to reject another unfair class action settlement. Leading a bipartisan coalition of 19 state attorneys general, Brnovich filed the latest brief urging a federal district court in New Jersey to reject a proposed class action settlement against WTSO.com (Wines ‘Til Sold Out). Under the proposed settlement being challenged, $1.7 million will go to attorneys while consumers are left with a highly restrictive coupon.
Former Security Officer at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a former security officer at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station pleaded guilty to two counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor after downloading child pornography.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich is proud to announce a $1.85 million verdict in a consumer fraud lawsuit filed against Dennis N. Saban and his companies, Phoenix Car Rental and Saban’s Rent-A-Car. After a 5-week trial, a judge found Saban and his car rental companies must pay $1.85 million for violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. Of the $1.85 million, nearly $1 million will go to consumers who were charged unlawful fees during car rental transactions from 2009 to 2016.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich teamed up with State Representative Maria Syms to introduce legislation that would fix a loophole in Arizona law that prevented prosecutors from being able to file felony charges against a man driving on a suspended license after he ran a red light and killed a Chandler mother.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Richard Mark Schmerman, a former investment adviser representative, was sentenced to 5 years in prison and 7 years of probation for stealing more than $3 million dollars in client funds. Schmerman must also pay more than $3 million dollars in restitution to his victims.
TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Pima County jury found Sergio Ramon Chavez guilty of transporting 5,368 heroin pills. Chavez, 41, was found guilty of 3 felony charges including Transportation of Heroin for Sale, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, and Conspiracy to Transport Heroin for Sale. Chavez’s co-defendant, Anthony Sebastian Cadena, 31, pleaded guilty the day before trial to Conspiracy to Transport Heroin for Sale.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury found James Thornton, a real estate agent, guilty of Fraudulent Schemes and Theft after defrauding two banks in a short sale home scam.
AG Brnovich Joins Bipartisan Coalition Urging Congress to Help Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a bipartisan coalition of 56 states and territories today urging Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment. Too often employees are required to sign employment contracts containing arbitration agreements mandating that sexual harassment claims be resolved through private arbitration instead of the judicial process. The secrecy surrounding these proceedings can protect serial violators and provide inadequate relief to victims.
PIMA COUNTY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the sentencing of 5 defendants involved in a dangerous Tucson home invasion “rip” crew that would commit home invasions to steal drugs from rival drug traffickers.