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Mark Brnovich



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PHOENIX – The deadline is quickly approaching for Arizonans to be released from their Diamond Resorts timeshare agreement. The Timeshare Relinquishment Remedy program is part of an $800,000 consumer fraud settlement between Diamond Resorts Corporation and the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:40pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging the federal government to change its policy to allow state attorneys general to use federal funds to investigate and prosecute in-home Medicaid abuse and neglect cases involving seniors. Brnovich joined 36 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia in signing the bi-partisan letter calling for expanded medicaid fraud authority.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:48pm

PHOENIX – As Arizona’s peak moving season begins, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to look out for unscrupulous movers who take advantage of hardworking families. Moving scams come in a variety of forms, including false advertising, undisclosed fees, lack of insurance, and lowball prices combined with bait-and-switch tactics. Peak moving season in Arizona starts in May and ends in July.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 1:33pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Lynna Swann will spend 6 ½ years in prison for embezzling $58,158.35 from her employer. A judge also sentenced Swann to 3 years of probation with white collar terms after she is released from prison.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:34pm

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 55 year old Danny Lee Wallace was sentenced to 8 years in prison and lifetime probation. Maricopa County Judge Joan Sinclair also ordered Wallace to register as a sex offender. In February 2016, Wallace pleaded guilty on one felony count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one felony count of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:28am

PHOENIX - One in four teens report abusing or misusing a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. One person dies every day in Arizona due to a prescription opioid overdose. Arizonans need to work together to keep unwanted prescriptions out of the wrong hands. This Saturday, April 29, 2017 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and secure means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:32pm

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today Gustavo Nunez pleaded guilty to 28 felony charges for performing illegal liposuction procedures. Seven victims had procedures performed by Nunez in Tucson between 2012 and 2014. Three victims had to be hospitalized after botched surgeries and one sustained life-threatening injuries.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:18pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning the public to be on the lookout for a convicted drug trafficker who is currently on the run. Brian Pardo, 37, is considered armed and dangerous. A Maricopa County jury found Pardo guilty on 5 felony charges related to selling marijuana and “shatter,” a high-potency hash oil. Pardo absconded during trial. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:56pm

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office obtained a full refund for every Arizonan who purchased a Theranos blood test. Theranos, Inc. agreed to pay $4.65 million dollars in consumer restitution as part of a consent judgment reached with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:59am

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a convicted drug trafficker, who spent two months on the run, will spend 17 years and 6 months in prison. Patrick Pina, 44, absconded during his trial just before a jury found him guilty of the Sale of Dangerous Drugs, Money Laundering, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana. In October 2016, the Arizona Attorney General's Office sought the public's assistance in locating Pina. Two months later, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Pina at a home in Peoria, AZ.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:45am


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