Former Phoenix Rescue Mission Employee Sentenced to Prison

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a former Phoenix Rescue Mission employee will go to prison for 3.5 years for stealing social security benefits from the homeless.  A judge sentenced Sergio Solorzano after he pled guilty to an Attempted Fraud Scheme, Theft, and Taking the Identity of Another.  The Court also ordered Solorzano to pay all three victims $61,286.47 in restitution.

96th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey and Secretary of State Michele Reagan today recognized the 96th anniversary of women’s suffrage. On August 18, 1920, the following words were ratified into the United States Constitution: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Always the trailblazer, Arizona was one of the first states in the nation to grant women suffrage in 1912.

Arizona Couple Indicted

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich in partnership with the Phoenix Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announce the indictment of Steffan Burris and Jennifer Burris for their alleged involvement in a financial investment fraud scheme.

Heroin Trafficker At Large

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a jury convicted Jose Castro-Felix of Queen Creek, Arizona of Conspiracy, Conducting an Illegal Enterprise, Possession of Cocaine for Sale, Possession of Heroin for Sale, and Money Laundering for his involvement in a Mexico-based cocaine and heroin trafficking organization.  The conviction stems from Castro-Felix’s possession of more than a $1,000,000 worth of heroin and cocaine and $50,000 in drug proceeds in August 2012. Castro-Felix failed to show up for his trial and is currently on the run. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest.

Arizona’s GDP Growth Outpaces 43 Other States

Phoenix, Arizona - The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released gross domestic product numbers for the first quarter of 2016. Arizona’s growth came in at a blistering 2.6 percent, tying for the 6th-fastest growth rate for any state in the nation, compared to the previous period.