Governor Ducey Announces New Interim Arizona Department Of Administration Director

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey Monday announced the appointment of Elizabeth Thorson as interim director of the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA). The Department of Administration serves as the internal services agency covering human resources, procurement, accounting, benefits, risk management, grants, and information technology for the State of Arizona. Mrs. Thorson was formerly the Deputy Director of ADOA.

Governor Ducey Awards $7.5 Million For 67 New School Buses

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey announced funding for 67 new school buses, totaling $7.5 million, at 35 school districts and charter schools across Arizona. The latest round of funding constitutes the third and fourth wave of awards granted as part of a $38 million plan to provide low-income schools with new buses.

Kayenta Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Second Degree Murder Related to Drunk Driving

Phoenix, Arizona - Clayton Begay, 43, of Kayenta, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Tuchi to 14 years’ imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release.  Begay had previously pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder on August 2018.

Goodyear Man Accused of Running a Business Opportunity Scam

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Lawrence Raymon Pargo, of Goodyear, for his alleged involvement in a mass marketing scheme offering individuals fraudulent opportunities to work from home.

Navajo Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter and Assault

Phoenix, Arizona - On February 4, 2019, Jayson Lee Yazzie, 40, of Tuba City, Arizona, a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 216 months in prison, followed by a term of three years of supervised release.  Yazzie  had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.