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Former Executive Director of Prescott Downtown Partnership Arrested on Charges of Fraud Totaling over $200,000 in Loss

On November 17, 2021, Prescott Police Detectives arrested and booked the former Executive Director of the Prescott Downtown Partnership, Misti Smith. The arrest comes after a lengthy investigation that started in October 2021 when the Prescott Downtown Partnership reported being the victim of fraudulent activity after the abrupt resignation of Smith. Through the course of

Legal Beat

Former Flagstaff Mayoral Candidate Indicted for Submitting Forged Signatures

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Victor Varela, a former Flagstaff mayoral candidate, has been indicted by a grand jury on 12 counts, including Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, Presentment of False Instrument for Filing, and Signing of Petitions Violation. Varela was running for Mayor of Flagstaff before withdrawing from the race in July of

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