201910

Attorney General’s Office Settles Arizonans with Disabilities Act Charge Against Bayless Health Care Concerning American Sign Language Interpreter

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General's Office (“Division”) has settled an Arizonans with Disabilities Act charge against Bayless Health Care dba Bayless Integrated Healthcare (“Bayless”). Bayless operates multiple medical facilities in Arizona.

Former Office Manager Indicted by State Grand Jury for Alleged Embezzlement of Over $300,000 from Employer

PRESCOTT -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury has indicted 59-year-old Terri Lynn Rolston of Surprise, Arizona, on charges relating to allegations that she embezzled over $300,000 from the company she worked for in Prescott.

Rolston worked as the office manager for Orthopaedic Specialists of Central Arizona in excess of 11 years (2007-2018). Rolston was indicted on two counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, two counts of Theft, one count of Computer Tampering, and multiple counts of Forgery. 

AG Brnovich Files Arizonans with Disabilities Act Lawsuit Against Phoenix Bar in Service Animal Dispute

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General's Office has filed an Arizonans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against Obrigis, LLC d/b/a O’Brien’s Sports Bar. Under Arizona law, a person or entity that operates a public place shall not discriminate against individuals with disabilities who use service animals if the tasks performed by the service animal are directly related to the individual's disability.

Prescription Drug Take Back Event and Document Shred-A-Thon this Saturday in Mesa Arizona Hosted by Attorney General's Office, AARP Arizona, and Mesa PD

MESA - October 26 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Please join the Arizona Attorney General's Office, AARP Arizona, and the Mesa Police Department on Saturday, October 26 to dispose of your unused prescription drugs and shred your personal and private documents.

This free event will take place at the Mesa Police Department, Red Mountain District located at 4333 E. University Dr., Mesa. The event will run from 8 am until 12 noon (or until the trucks are filled).

Seven More Arizona Men Indicted in Multi-Agency Investigation that Targeted Individuals Seeking Sex with Minors

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury indicted seven additional Arizona men in connection with a multi-agency, online undercover operation conducted earlier this summer aimed at identifying individuals interested in using the Internet to meet up with minors for sex.

Man Previously Indicted for Child Sex Trafficking and Sex Trafficking Re-Indicted for Influencing a Witness and Witness Tampering by Attorney General's Office

PHOENIX - On April 15th, 2019, Louis Broadway-Phillips was indicted by a State Grand Jury for Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Money Laundering, Child Sex Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Pandering, and Receiving Earnings of a Prostitute. A $25,000 cash bond was set by the Court. The Arizona Attorney General's Office alleges that Defendant Broadway-Phillips, 25-years old, knowingly trafficked for prostitution two adult victims and one minor victim from September of 2017 to April of 2018. The Attorney General's Office alleges that the young women were forced to engage in pro

Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc. to Pay $116.9 Million in Pelvic Mesh Device Multistate Settlement

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced that Ethicon, Inc. and its parent company Johnson & Johnson have agreed to pay $2.8 million to Arizona in penalties and reform how Ethicon markets and trains healthcare providers on its transvaginal surgical mesh devices and stop making inaccurate safety claims. The settlement with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office is part of a $116.9 million settlement with 41 total States and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that Ethicon deceptively promoted its transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

Phoenix Mother Indicted, Accused of Using 13-Year-Old Daughter to Hide Cocaine

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Rufina Lopez Covarruvia for allegedly using her 13-year-old daughter to try and hide cocaine from officers during a traffic stop. Covarruvia is charged with multiple felony charges including one count of Involving or Using a Minor in a Drug Offense, a Dangerous Crime Against Children.

AZ Tax Preparer Sentenced to Three Years of Probation for Falsifying Tax Returns

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a former tax preparer was sentenced to three years of probation and a fine of $11,000 for preparing false income tax returns while working at Tax Xpress. Seven Arizona taxpayers were unaware that Tax Preparer Karen Hernandez, 26, had included false information on their returns.