Latest Arizona Attorney General's Office News

Arizona AG wants ballot harvesting decision placed on hold

Feb. 1, 2020 3:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich has asked the Supreme Court to keep in place an Arizona law that prohibits voters from delivering other people's mail ballots to the polls. Political organizations and Native American tribes would previously collect mail-in ballots and drop them off...

Appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

Jan. 28, 2020 10:24 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also found that Arizona's...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo passengers find their rides at the Ride Share point as they exit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is

Phoenix halts rail-hailing fee hike at airport until ruling

Jan. 22, 2020 8:29 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The city has decided not to move ahead with higher fees for ride-hailing companies at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport until the Arizona Supreme Court rules on a petition challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance, the state attorney general said Wednesday. The increased...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo passengers find their rides at the Ride Share point as they exit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is

Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal

Jan. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service. The fees approved...

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich speaks at a Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, news conference in Phoenix where he announced consumer fraud lawsuits against e-cigarette makers Juul Labs and Eonsmoke. The Republican said both firms used deceptive marketing of flavored products with high nicotine content to hook young people. Juul has suspended most marketing and flavors and says it is working with state prosecutors to discourage youth vaping. Eonsmoke didn't immediately comment. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Arizona sues Juul, 2nd vaping firm; cites illegal marketing

Jan. 7, 2020 4:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general on Tuesday sued e-cigarette giant Juul Labs for alleged violations of state consumer fraud laws, becoming the latest state to go after the company as youth vaping explodes. Attorney General Mark Brnovich also sued a second vaping company, Eonsmoke, which he said...

Ex-doctor enters plea deal in attempted murder, drug deals

Jan. 7, 2020 2:58 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former doctor has reached a plea agreement after illegally dealing OxyContin and plotting to kill a woman he suspected of reporting him to the state medical board. The Arizona attorney general's office announced the Dec. 16 plea agreement on Monday. Glenn Gary Robertson, 50, pleaded...

Arizona eye surgeon indicted in alleged billing scheme

Jan. 3, 2020 4:08 PM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz (AP) — An ophthalmologist and eye surgeon who runs clinics in metro Phoenix and the Prescott area has been arrested after he was indicted for running what is described as a years-long billing scheme, state Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Friday. The indictment accuses Dr....