Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



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PHOENIX - Heavy rain, strong winds, and microbursts from monsoon storms can wreak havoc on homes and yards during this time of year. Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to be wary of unsolicited contractors coming to homes and offering help with repairs or cleanup related to monsoon storms.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:20am

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 24-year-old Arthur Michael Sesate for allegedly stealing jewelry from 7 seniors at an assisted living facility in Mesa. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section and the Mesa Police Department investigated this case.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:25pm

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 88 new criminal charges against 13 defendants accused of operating a major heroin trafficking ring in Tucson. Five of the 13 charged are also facing child abuse charges.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:23am

PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Michelle Marie Bastian will spend 8.5 years behind bars for plotting a terrorist attack at an Arizona Prison Complex. A judge also sentenced Bastian to lifetime probation after she is released from prison. In June 2017, Bastian pleaded guilty to Terrorism and Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct Involving Weapons. Bastian is the second defendant to be convicted on state terrorism charges by the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:08pm

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 felony counts including Theft, Forgery, and Misuse of Public Monies.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:10pm

CASA GRANDE – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Connie Villa was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 155.5 years for killing her 13-year-old daughter and trying to poison her other three children.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2:10pm

PHOENIX – In a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich led a bipartisan group of 30 attorneys general in urging the federal government to adopt rules that would allow telephone providers to block illegal robocalls.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 8:51am

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Michael Wayne Higgins on 1 count of Unlawful Discharge and 1 count of Criminal Damage, both class 5 felonies.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:19pm

BULLHEAD CITY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office filed an Arizona Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Malows Jet Ski Rentals, LLC, and its owner Fariba Badre and manager Mahriar Akbari. Malows Jet Ski Rentals is accused of using misleading advertisements and charging consumers far more than advertised prices.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:21pm

PHOENIX - Arizona Assistant Attorney General Scott Blake was awarded Felony Prosecutor of the Year Large Jurisdiction by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council (APAAC) at the 2017 APAAC Annual Prosecutor Conference. APAAC serves over 800 full-time state, county, and municipal prosecutors.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 1:49pm


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