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Attorney General Brnovich Defends Taxpayers in Federal Court

Statement on Oral Argument Hearing in Tax Mandate Lawsuit

PHOENIX – On Tuesday morning, Attorney General Mark Brnovich's Office (AGO) appeared before United States District Judge Diane Humetewa, requesting a preliminary injunction to prevent the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) from enforcing the unconstitutional Tax Mandate in the American Rescue Plan Act (Act).

Prescott Valley Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event this Weekend

What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Prescott Valley Police Department are hosting a FREE Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back event this Saturday, June 26, in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

The public will be asked to remain in their vehicle during this no-contact event. Participants are asked to place documents and unwanted prescription drugs in the trunk of their vehicle before arriving.

AG Brnovich Urges Congress to Restore Hyde Amendment to Prohibit Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and 21 other state attorneys general wrote to congressional leaders on Monday, urging Congress to maintain the Hyde Amendment in the 2022 budget. The amendment, prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions, was conspicuously removed by the Biden Administration despite its inclusion in federal budgets for the last forty-five years. The letter was led by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

AG Mark Brnovich Leads Coalition to Protect Second Amendment

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is leading a coalition of 22 states urging the Ninth Circuit to protect Americans’ right to bear arms and uphold a lower court’s decision to strike down a California law that bans popular rifles.

“Our Second Amendment is constantly under attack from out-of-touch Californians and ignorant special interest groups,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “America must never abandon her law-abiding citizens and their fundamental right to defend themselves.”

AG Mark Brnovich Joins 16-State Coalition Combatting Unconstitutional Climate Change Disclosure Initiative

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a 16-state coalition in pushing back against a Biden Administration initiative that would require companies to make policy statements unrelated to financial performance to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a move the attorneys general argue serves a political agenda while decimating freedom of speech.
 

Tucson Man Accused of Taking Money from Vulnerable Adults

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Hector Andres Aleman has been indicted by a state Grand Jury with 20 criminal charges including Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Forgery, Computer Tampering, and Taking the Identity of Another. The charges stem from Aleman allegedly using a position of trust to take advantage of three vulnerable adults by gaining access to the victims’ funds and transferring the money to himself. 

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Fights to Protect Consumers in Class Action Lawsuit

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that the Ninth Circuit reversed a Wesson Oil class action settlement where the majority of the money went to attorneys and not to consumers.

Plaintiffs alleged that the company, Conagra, made misleading claims that its Wesson cooking oil products were “100% Natural” when they were not. Consumers filed a putative class-action lawsuit in 2011. A settlement was reached that gave plaintiffs’ attorneys close to $7 million and less than $1 million to class members.