44 Additional Defendants Served and Accused of Defrauding Government and Insurance Companies by Falsifying Patient Records for Cataract Surgeries

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that an additional 44 summonses have been served on current or former employees of the Kokopelli Eye Institute in the case against Dr. Michael Lee Ham, an eye surgeon with Kokopelli who was recently indicted for an alleged fraudulent billing scheme.

Couple Indicted For Allegedly Selling Illegal Drugs in Exchange for Food Stamps and Cash

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Bejar Sadiq Abdulaziz and Gretel De La Fuente Gamez with charges of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Money Laundering, Illegal Control of an Enterprise, Theft, Assisting a Criminal Syndicate, Sale or Transportation of Dangerous Drugs, Sale or Transportation of Narcotic Drugs, and Unlawful Use of Food Stamps.

Morenci Man Arraigned in Child Exploitation Case

Greenlee County, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 34-year-old Neal Lee Tuomi, of Morenci, was recently arraigned on ten counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in Greenlee County Superior Court.

New Training for Hotel Industry Staff to Combat Human Trafficking Launched

Scottsdale, Arizona - The Arizona Attorney General's Office, Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network (AATN), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) launched a new training for hospitality staff at hotels on how to identify, report, and prevent sex trafficking.

Sacaton Man Sentenced to Over 4 Years for Assaulting Gila River Police Officers

Phoenix, Arizona - On January 6, Pete Terry, 42, of Sacaton, Arizona, an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 51 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. The defendant pleaded guilty on October 3, 2019, to Assault on a Federal Officer and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.