December 2, 2020

Legal Beat

DIFI Fraud Unit Investigation Results in Conviction for $1.8 Million Insurance Fraud

On October 26, 2020, Nicholas Scaffidi, 39, was sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court for his role in coordinating an elaborate $1.8 million insurance fraud against Blue Cross-Blue Shield (BCBS) of Arizona. Scaffidi was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $820,016.26 in restitution and fines of $3,331.00. Scaffidi’s conviction caps an

Education

Southwest Wine Center Wines Win Again

When the 2020 azcentral.com Arizona Wine Competition announced its awards this year, several wines produced by students of Yavapai College’s Southwest Wine Center were winners. The 2019 Viognier won Best in Class; Silver Medals were awarded to three wines: 2018 Hopper, 2018 Delta, and 2019 Joy; and the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Noble One, and

Education

Chino Valley USD to return to distance learning

The Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Governing Board followed the recommendation of Superintendent John Scholl and voted today to return to distance learning on all campuses beginning Monday December 7, 2020 until the end of the semester, December 17, 2020. This will result in eight school days of distance learning. The plan is to

COVID-19

Navajo health director named to Biden’s advisory board on COVID-19

President-elect Joe Biden has said dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic will be one of the first orders of business for his administration, and the head of the Navajo Health Department will be there to advise him on it. Biden’s transition team added Dr. Jill Jim over the weekend to the panel of health and policy

Legal Beat

Ex-Arizona politician gets 6 years in adoption scheme

A former Arizona politician who admitted running an illegal adoption scheme in three states involving women from the Marshall Islands was sentenced in Arkansas to six years in federal prison. It was the first of three punishments he’ll face for arranging adoptions prohibited by an international compact. Paul Petersen, a Republican who served as metro

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