Fugitive Wanted in Tucson Case Involving 32 Confiscated Guns

Tucson, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Philip Johnson, a Tucson man, following the sentencing of his co-defendant Emanuel Simpson of Michigan. Earlier this year, a Pima County jury convicted Johnson of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Illegally Conducting a Criminal Enterprise, and Conspiracy for his role in defrauding the Pima County Superior Court to obtain firearms as a prohibited possessor. Simpson assisted Johnson in the scheme.

Assisted Living Facility Manager Sentenced after Death of 69-Year-Old Resident

Chandler, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced two managers of a Chandler assisted living facility pleaded guilty to their roles in the death of a 69-year-old resident who spent two days inside the home-based facility without air conditioning.

University of Arizona Colleges Of Medicine To Provide Free Tuition For Primary Care Medical Students

Tucson, Arizona - With a portion of $8 million in funding from Arizona’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget, the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will provide free tuition to students who agree to practice primary care in federally designated medically underserved communities in Arizona for at least two years post-residency. Nearly 100 students – approximately 10 percent of the student body - could receive free tuition at University of Arizona’s two medical schools.

Happy Thanksgiving Arizona

Yuma, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey released the following message in recognition of Thanksgiving:

Arizona Earns Top Credit Upgrade From Moody’s

Phoenix, Arizona - The credit rating company Moody’s Investors Service announced it is upgrading Arizona’s credit rating from Aa2 to Aa1, the second-highest rating Moody’s offers. The upgrade recognizes Arizona’s continued strong economic growth as well as the state’s efforts to balance the budget, reduce debt and boost the Rainy Day Fund to record levels.