PHOENIX – In a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging the federal government to do more to combat a recent rise in fake events.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office mailed over $118,000 in restitution checks to 98 consumers affected by alleged false internet advertising and financing practices used by ABC Nissan, an auto dealership located in Phoenix.
“Arizonans deserve an honest, transparent, and fair car buying experience,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Consumers rely on online pricing. Advertising inaccurate prices online is unfair to consumers and to other businesses playing by the rules.”
SUN CITY -- Today Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the filing of a Do Not Call and Consumer Fraud lawsuit against Sun City-based Bright & Shiny Cleaning Company (“Bright & Shiny”) and its owner Donald Burkhardt. The lawsuit alleges Bright & Shiny called tens of thousands of Arizonans registered on the federal Do Not Call list, repeatedly called consumers who asked the company to stop calling, and used a deceptive scheme to gain access to consumers’ homes in order to subject them to high-pressure sales presentations for Kirby vacuums.
WINDOW ROCK -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit against Scott Tomlinson, President of the Window Rock Unified School District Governing Board, to remove him from office for allegedly violating an Arizona law that requires an individual running for office as a school governing board member, be a registered voter at the time of their election.
PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is teaming up with local law enforcement agencies to help provide a safe and secure place to dispose of unused and expired medications for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Files Opening Brief in Tuition Lawsuit Appeal.
PHOENIX --- The Attorney General’s Office will be training faith leaders from across Arizona on how to administer Narcan, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication. The training is part of a toolkit created by the Attorney General’s Office to help churches and places of worship better serve the needs of their parishioners who are battling opioid addiction. The training also includes prevention tips, identifying signs of addiction, and where to turn for help.
TUCSON -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Patrick Michael Winkler in a sexual exploitation of children case. The indictment includes ten counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, four counts of Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, three counts of Unlawful Age Misrepresentation, and one count of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
TUCSON – Through a civil forfeiture proceeding, the Attorney General’s Office has recovered $28,000 for a vulnerable adult who fell victim to a dark web phishing scam. The investigation was conducted by the Attorney General’s Special Investigations Section (SIS) and Financial Remedies Section (FRS).
PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an Arizona Antitrust and Consumer Fraud lawsuit against dental supply company, Benco, for its alleged anticompetitive and deceptive acts that stifled competition in the Arizona dental industry and harmed Arizona consumers.