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MESA – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced seven members of a Mesa-based drug diversion ring have been sentenced. The two key leaders were siblings, Tammy Wade and Terry Wade, Jr.

Investigators say the ringleader,…

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 12 Arizona men on various charges including child sex trafficking and luring a minor for sexual exploitation. 

The indictments arise…

TUCSON – Today, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich took legal action against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin.  The filing in Pima County Superior Court alleges that Purdue…

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced former CEO of Valley Metro, Stephen Banta, has pled guilty to one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, a class five felony.

The Office of the Auditor General…

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Steven Watson, who stole from bank customers’ dormant accounts, was convicted by a Maricopa County jury on one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and seven counts of Theft…

NAVAJO COUNTY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Leah Chavez, a former town clerk, for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. Chavez, 39, is charged with 10…

FLAGSTAFF - A forensic interviewer, who has testified in several Arizona cases, pled guilty to embezzling from her employer by falsifying documents to conceal side work.

On Friday afternoon, Carli Moncher entered a plea…

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Jon Richard Rattray, from Gilbert, on felony counts of Fraud Schemes & Artifices, Money Laundering, Controlling an Illegal Enterprise, Computer Tampering,…

QUARTZSITE - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Christy Conley, a former evidence technician with Quartzsite Police Department, who stole thousands of dollars of cash in impounded evidence.

Conley…

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Kevin Frasier, who embezzled from his employer, Research for Life, will spend more than 11 years in prison.    Frasier was hired as the bookkeeper at Research for Life back in…