TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office has secured over $90,000 in restitution for consumers who were the victims of Dependable Auto, Inc., a Tucson-based used car dealer. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) obtained the restitution as part of a consent judgment to resolve the State’s allegations that the dealership engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in the course of its sales.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich Files Lawsuit Against Google Over Deceptive and Unfair Location Tracking
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court today against Google LLC for deceptive and unfair practices used to obtain users’ location data, which Google then exploits for its lucrative advertising business. Arizona has brought forward this action under the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act to put a stop to Google's deceptive collection of user data and obtain monetary relief up to and including forcing Google to disgorge gross receipts arising from its Arizona activities.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Brnovich announced today the Attorney General's Office (AGO) awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to community organizations that provide support services and shelter to survivors of human trafficking. Nearly 150 individuals, including children and babies, are expected to benefit from services funded by the grants.
YAVAPAI COUNTY– Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced a Maricopa County Judge ordered the owner of Hillside Mine to pay $2,375,211.74 in restitution for ADEQ’s assessment and remediation of environmental damage to Boulder Creek in Yavapai County.
First investigated in 2013, ADEQ discovered that Hillside Mine in Yavapai County was the source of ongoing illegal discharge of arsenic-contaminated water into adjacent Boulder Creek at a rate of 5 gallons per minute or about 2.6 million gallons per year.
PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office obtained a $115,000 consent judgment against Lyle Day, the co-founder and former partial owner of DIY Neurocare of America, LLC (DIY Neurocare).
Attorney General Brnovich Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Pass Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act
PHOENIX - Attorney General Brnovich is joining a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general urging Congress to pass S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act. The Act would permit the families of first responders, who die or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of COVID-19, to receive the same federal benefits extended to first responders, or their survivors, otherwise killed or injured in the line of duty.
PHOENIX – In light of recent stories about businesses adding COVID-19-related surcharges or fees to the final price of their goods or services, Attorney General Brnovich is warning businesses that any such surcharges must be accompanied by disclosures that are transparent, direct, and issued in advance. Charges must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed in advance of the advertising/marketing and during the order process.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Roberto De La O was sentenced to one year of jail for preparing 118 fraudulent Arizona individual income tax returns for tax years 2014-2017.
More than 12,000 Arizona Car Buyers Eligible for Millions in Relief
PHOENIX - Attorney General Brnovich announced today that the Attorney General's Office awarded nearly $400,000 in grants to community organizations that provide mental health treatment and services to first responders. The organizations will assist firefighters, emergency medical services, and law enforcement across the state.