201905

AG’s Office Will Distribute Nearly $2 Million in Recovered Funds to Victims of Bankcard Empire Boiler Room Telephone Fraud Operation

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced almost $2 million has been recovered for victims of a 10-year-old Phoenix-based boiler room telephone fraud operation through civil forfeiture and liquidation of seized property. The Attorney General’s Financial Remedies Section (FRS) and the U.S. Postal Inspector conducted the investigation.

Former Business Manager Sentenced to 4.5 Years for Stealing Money from Western Arizona Vocational Educational District

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Deborah Long (aka Deborah Keller) was sentenced to serve 4.5 years in Arizona Department of Corrections followed by 7 years of supervised probation. The Court also forfeited Long's interest in her ASRS retirement. Long stole money while working as a business manager for Western Arizona Vocational Educational District #50 (WAVE), a joint technological education district in Mohave County. 

AG Brnovich Applauds Enactment of Timeshare Reform Legislation; Announces $25 Million in Savings to date for Timeshare Purchasers

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Governor Ducey has signed HB2639, a bill introduced by Representative Shawnna Bolick that adds additional future protections for Arizona consumers considering timeshare purchases. In an effort to address ongoing consumer issues in the timeshare industry, Representative Bolick introduced HB2639 with the assistance of the Attorney General’s Office.

Six Additional Arizonans Indicted in Undercover Child Sexual Exploitation Crackdown

Indictments Part Of Operation No Mulligans - 20 People Total Indicted

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted six Arizona men on charges relating to Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, Aggravated Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, and Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor. These indictments are in addition to the 14 others previously indicted since March of 2019, bringing the total number of indictments to 20.

Former Account Services Manager for Pima County Joint Technical Education District Indicted for Embezzled Funds

TUCSON -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Pima County Grand Jury indicted Tyler Jeffrey Buntrock, a former account services manager for the Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED), for allegedly embezzling public monies.  Buntrock is facing six felony counts of Violation of Duties of a Custodian of Public Monies. 

Former Payson Accountant Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Stealing Money from Employers

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Rebecca Sigeti, of Payson, was sentenced to serve six years in the Arizona Department of Corrections followed by seven years of supervised probation. Sigeti worked as an accountant and stole money from her employers, the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District and Sunny Mountain Realty.