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Attorney General Mark Brnovich Obtains $260,000 for Consumers from Auction Companies

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the resolution of a lawsuit filed against auction companies Auction Nation, LLC (Auction Nation) and Auction Yard, LLC (Auction Yard) and their owners. Consumers will receive $260,000 in restitution as a result of the consent decrees his office (AGO) obtained against Auction Nation and Auction Yard. “Whether live or online,

Scams

AG Brnovich Obtains $500,000 for Victims and a Permanent Ban of Telemarketing Scammer

Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced that his office obtained a Consent Judgment against a series of telemarketing companies owned by Robert Kenneth Contreras. The settlement resolves the State’s claims that PublisherTech, LLC d/b/a Above CMS, Publisher Wealth Corporation, and Upstarter, LLC solicited consumers across the United States by falsely promising substantial income from selling

Crime

Former CEO of Hacienda HealthCare William Timmons Sentenced

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that William J. Timmons, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hacienda HealthCare, Inc. (Haceienda), was sentenced to 3 years supervised probation and financial restitution of $774,000 by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge for his involvement in an elaborate while collar fraud scheme that bilked Arizona taxpayers out

State

Attorney General Brnovich Secures Nearly $25 Million in Consent Agreement with APS

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office secured an agreement with Arizona Public Service Company (APS), providing $24 million for approximately 225,000 APS consumers who were not on their most economical rate plan for electric utility service. “Throughout my time as Attorney General, I have consistently said businesses large and small need to make

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich Reaches Settlement with Alarm Monitoring Company

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced more than 600 Arizona consumers will receive restitution as part of a settlement with Guardian Protection Services (Guardian), a Pennsylvania-based alarm monitoring company. The settlement resolves claims that Guardian concealed material facts from consumers, including an “early termination fee” that required consumers to pay for months or even years of

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